By Nell Dobbs
Time changes. Times change. The earth changes. Prayers for Japan and all the world with earthquakes and tsunamis and destruction and death and all the suffering. Spring is coming and as God promised, there will be “seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night as long as time lasts.” Amen! “For the beauty of the earth we give thanks”—the white of dogwoods, the bridal wreath – the wisteria – purple – the hundreds of them in so many places in the trees, on the ground (one year I wrote of this and that I wished we had a white one. When I saw Mr. Vernon Adams at CVS, he told me they had a white one and to come get it. Lil Jess and I went and his Virginia dug it up for me. Sad, and our loss, they are both gone and are greatly missed.) Comfort for all their family still.
Thinking of spring and the colors brings to mind the pink tree in February at Mr. Jesse Brown’s, which I always look forward to. When we moved here (home to me), Mr. Jesse said, “Let’s have a neighborhood get-together to get to know each other and I’ll furnish the pork.” It never happened, though, but we give thanks for Katie (long gone) and him and pray for those who love him and care for him now. We are so thankful for friends, memories, all good things.
Beautiful flowers were placed in loving memory of June Gordon by her family.
What a blessed service! Worship Choir sang “Look for Me Around the Throne.” Preacher’s message was from Genesis 3:1-6 about being aware of the lies Satan makes and not to be deceived. We are blessed by his message and are thankful Diane and he are ministering to us and with us.
Remember March 9-April 18 as our county prays for 40 days.
Sunday night, March 13, the “On Mission Celebration Missions Fair and Rally” was held in our fellowship hall with 13 missionaries displaying materials and talking about their mission fields.
In night service, with many churches present, we heard Miss Jane Mason speak of her lifetime mission work. The 3Bs sang, “In Time, On Time, All the Time,” which blessed us all.
Dr. Jerry Rankin gave a message pointing us to Jesus’ message of going into the world telling the good news that “Jesus Saves” to all the hundreds of “People Groups” throughout the world and also that wherever we are to proclaim His Good News and live for Him. Would that everyone could have heard him and Miss Mason. We can indeed say God is good all the time.
As Christians, we are servants of Jesus and are in Christ and have opportunities to link up with others in spreading the Gospel and we believe God has a place for us in His plan to reach people for Him.
Still, there are many ill among us, many hurting among us and all of us standing in the need of prayer! And we pray never to forget to thank Him for his great love and tender mercies. Amen.
Glad Chuck and Voncile Rosenberger came to see me on their way to see Verna Lee Williams, who’s recovering.
Happenings At Madison First Baptist Church
By Nell Dobbs