“Then those who feared the LORD spoke with one another. The LORD paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before Him of those who feared the Lord and esteemed His name”. (Malachi 3:16)

We saw last time that the book of Malachi speaks directly to us today. Believers in Malachi’s day faced the challenges. They were disappointment with leaders, they had disruption to worship, and there was a growing coldness of heart toward God. But through all of this, there were some who remained faithful. Malachi describes them as “those who feared the Lord.” He tells us what they did: “Then those who feared the LORD spoke with one another.”


Over the last year many of you have endured hardship and loss with faith and with fortitude. You have shown the genuineness of your faith by persevering in your commitment to Christ and to His church. You have accommodated the unusual circumstances of these days, you have put the needs and feelings of others above your own preferences, and you have shown patience with what is less than ideal. In all of this you have honoured the Lord and reflected the beauty of Jesus. So, thank you!