I am finally updating the "Music Ministry".  I have wanted to post this video from Zach Williams for awhile, because it is filled with so much truth and it is very relevant to many in our church and society at large.  
   I don't know the statistics on whether suicide is up or not, but it definitely has been focused on in the media lately.  The causes, I'm sure, are many and varied; from self image, to bullying, or maybe how we are all "public" on social media. 
   For this video, Zach indicates that fear is one of those reasons.  And from the title, "Fear Is A Liar", we tend to believe in fears that are nothing but lies.  
   The Bible tells us that perfect love drives out fear.  It also tells us that we haven't been given a spirit of timidity (fear) but a spirit of power, love , and self discipline.  The creator of the universe, of all the heavens and the earth, remembers and loves you just as you are!  He made you!
   If you are feeling depressed, please talk to someone!  Satan loves to get you by yourself, and reminds you of all your failures and faults.  Observe that in this video.  So defeat Satan, and talk with someone about what you are feeling.  A friend, a parent, a school counselor, a pastor, just somebody.
   Finally, if you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, please contact the "Suicide Prevention Lifeline".
 Their website is  https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org, and their phone number is 1-800-273-8255.
Please don't hesitate to contact them if you have any of those inclinations about yourself or someone else!