First Baptist Church, Cobden IL
Monday, January 30, 2023
200 South Walker St. Cobden, IL 62920



Happy New Year Church Family,  
     Another year has come and gone and once again God has proven Himself faithful! His faithfulness has included provision for our temporal needs and the faithfulness of His presence. His Providence has also included the testing of our faith through difficulties and many warm salty tears. However, even in the tears the victory through Christ remains ours. We have seen Him add to our numbers through regeneration and procreation. Our hearts have been full. We have also seen Him call home to Himself our sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, and spouses and parents. Yet in all, as the writer of Hebrews comforts us, the Anchor holds! Hallelujah what a Savior! 2023 will come and go as 2022 has and this year too, we will see God’s kind mercies. As we journey into God’s future this year, be mindful that we will not walk alone for we will have each other and we will have our Great God! 
In Christ,
Pastor Ed