From Rayford's Desk, 04/17/22
Lots of exciting things are on the horizon as we continue to move back towards normal. On Sunday evening, May 1st, we will be having another special "Worship in Song" and everyone who can is invited to be with us that evening at 6 p.m. at the building. This of course will also be livestreamed for those who cannot be here. Then on May 15th, we will be having our first Fellowship Meal in more than two years, immediately after morning worship in our Fellowship Hall. Of course, it was also exciting to see our Sunday Morning Bible Classes get off to such a great start last Lord’s Day and I look forward to this each week, as we continue moving forward.
As I have mentioned in the past, I very much enjoy the writings of my friend and dear brother in Christ, Jeff Jenkins, in his articles that appear several times a week on his Facebook page. I really appreciate Jeff's perspective on the important things of life as we walk with the Lord and want to share a recent article with you today.
"Very Late Tuesday Night Thoughts From the Mound. The longer we live, the morewe learn that life presents many changes and challenges. Some of the changes are uncomfortable and not enjoyable, but many of them can bring great joy to our lives.
One change that can occur is our perspective on life and how we look at life. Hopefully, we will become kinder in our dealings with loved ones and people we don’t know. Prayerfully, all of our relationships will be more enjoyable and meaningful. Prayerfully, we will grow in our faith.
Hopefully, our prayer life will become more vital, more vibrant, and increasingly more profound. Hopefully, we will gain more wisdom, the kind of understanding from above, the wisdom that is “pure, peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, and without hypocrisy.” Hopefully, we will recognize that our purpose in life is to glorify God. Prayerfully, we will grow in each of these areas, but it is up to us, and it often depends on our perspective." Jeff Jenkins