Paris Wallace Memorial Page

We give thanks and praise to our Lord for the life of Paris Wallace
and for the thousands of people God has touched through His servant Paris.

Pastor Paris’ June 11, 2017 Sermon Closing Prayer

“…May we understand that we don’t always have to understand. Because in that point we have to trust. May we not only trust but may we trust with all of our being. Our hearts, our minds, our body. May You receive honor and glory for all the great things that You have done. And may we point to those as proof to the world around us, that God is who He says He is, and he never changes. Even when bad things happen to good people, God is still in control. We ask today, that You would move us through this week thinking on these things. And it’s in Jesus’ name that we pray. Amen.”

A devotion from Pastor Richard Exley – use permission granted.

My initial trek through the valley of the shadow of death was accompanied by a horde of questions for which I could find no answers. There in the darkness I wrestled with the Lord, pleading for understanding. I was convinced that if I could figure out why this tragedy had occurred I could make peace with it. And all I received from the Lord was a deafening silence. No matter how desperately I prayed I never received an answer. Instead of answers He gave me the gift of His presence. The good shepherd of my soul walked through that dark place with me and His presence comforted me in ways words cannot explain. Along the way I have come to realize that tragedy is not a riddle to be solved but a mystery to be entrusted to the wisdom of God. When He is with me the questions aren’t so pressing and the answers don’t seem nearly as important.
 
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIV)
 
Lord Jesus, be very near to those who are walking through dark valleys. Comfort them with Your near presence and give them strength to trust You no matter how great their loss or how deep their pain. In Your holy name I pray. Amen.