Great Are the Works of the Lord

Great Are the Works of the Lord

Dear HLPC family,

One night I cut the tip of my thumb trying to “help” Connie in the kitchen.  It took a while to stop the bleeding, and being right-handed, it proved to be quite a nuisance for a couple of days.  Now it’s completely healed.

I took a moment to consider my tiny wound.  How amazing that the human body is an organism that can repair itself.  In just a few days it was hard to see where the cut even was.  It made me consider how incredibly wise the Lord is to have created beings such as us.  Nothing that man has devised can come close to the incredible intricacy and wonder of the human body, as well as other living organisms on this planet.

Psalm 111:2 says, Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them. 

God’s creation, including our own bodies, are works worth our consideration and point us back to Him.  Even though creation and our own bodies have been affected by the fall, we see God’s fingerprints everywhere.  No wonder it says as well in the Psalms, The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork (Psalm 19:1).

Even a small cut on the thumb can point us to our Creator.  May God grant us all the grace to see Him in even the most mundane things of life this coming year.  After all, in Him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28).

Your Pastor,


Paul Bankson

Paul was born and raised in Birmingham, AL and graduated from Auburn University in 1986 with a degree in Business Administration. It was at Auburn that he met his wife, Connie. They were married in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and moved to Jackson, MS where he attended Reformed Theological Seminary graduating with a Master of Divinity in 1991. Upon graduation, Paul served as a Campus Minister with RUF, the campus ministry of the PCA, at Tennessee-Martin where the Banksons lived for 5 years. They moved to Macon, GA in 1996 to work with RUF at Mercer University and then Paul joined the pastoral staff at First Presbyterian Church of Macon as an Assistant Pastor in 1999. In 2004, Paul and his family moved to Warner Robins where he served as a church planter and then organizing Pastor of Houston Lake Presbyterian Church. In December 2014 Paul completed a Doctor of Ministry degree through Reformed Theological Seminary of Orlando. Paul and Connie have three sons, Andrew (23), Stephen (20), and Matthew (15). Paul enjoys grilling, camping with his family, and Auburn sports (War Eagle!).