God’s Providence at Great Commission Publications

Mark Lowrey

Covid-19 changed our lives and the world in March 2020. Many times since then, we have not known what the day-to-day rhythm of our lives was going to be. One of the things we have learned in a new way is that the “days are the Lord’s.” In him we find not only our hope but also the Rock that gives us stability each and every day.

Over the decades, I have referred to God’s providence and providential care—not only for us individually but also corporately. For years, I have seen God’s providence as a foundational “guiding star.” But over the last two years, I have come to a more significant and deeper understanding and appreciation of God’s works of providence in my life, at GCP, and in Christ’s church. 

We did not know what the implications of COVID-19 would be for our and our families’ health. We did not know what its impact would be on our churches, as worship services were streamed online and most educational ministries of churches stopped. This was especially true of children’s ministry. Our prayers were for parents struggling to balance work, school, and Christian education at home, as well as for our pastors, elders, and children’s ministry leaders working to lead God’s people through these challenging times.

Through it all, we kept seeing God’s providential care in all aspects of our lives—physical, emotional, financial, relational, and more. “The LORD is righteous in all his ways and kind in all his works” (Psalm 145:17). God has taken care of GCP in countless ways. He’s enabled us to continue to serve, equip, and disciple God’s people, and we are thankful!

We continue to provide Christ-centered Show Me Jesus curriculum for every age group, Pilgrim’s Progress curriculum that teaches the gospel in an adventure story, and Kids’ Quest catechism curriculum, among many other resources. We are also excited to launch our new Shorter Catechism curriculum for youth, available in fall 2022. More, including a free lesson sample, will be available on our website in the coming months.

We are thankful to God for our partnership with you as we teach the next generation the mighty deeds of the Lord.

The author is executive director of GCP.


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