By Nell Dobbs
Psalm 8:4: “What is man that Thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that Thou visiteth him?”
Verse 1 of “The Christian Life”“
Rise up, o Man of God; Have done with lesser things; Give heart and mind and soul and strength to serve the King of Kings.”
Men of Great Faith – and prayers for “The Gentle Giant,” Mike Woods and family – for the family of Mr. Troy Rhoades whom Preacher Reynolds of Macedonia called “God’s Man” because he was always ready to see and meet needs of all kinds anywhere, any time, for anyone – for the family of Mr. Simon Kinsey, likewise “God’s Man” of great faith, of his love for his church – Lee Baptist, of his praying for everyone. Marjell and I stopped to speak to him in front of their house and, as we drove off, he called to us to stop; he’d forgotten to pray for us. He always answered when asked how he was, “Better than I deserve.” For all the men of our church – the old, the young and all in between – we could name them one by one – for all good men everywhere.
Morning church was great as we began by singing “Nobody Fills My Heart Like Jesus” and “No Greater Love.” Then we were truly blessed as Justin Davis sang “The Lily of the Valley,” seated, surrounded by the Children 1 and Children 2 Sunday School Class Choir, and as they sang “The Books of the Bible” and “Everybody Ought to Know.” Teachers are Martha Beggs, who pinned on Brooke Joiner a 10-year perfect attendance pin. Bless her as her mother, Leslie, and grandmother, Liz Sullivan, were present and thanks for their faithfulness in getting her to Sunday School), Martha Register and Amy Kendrick.
Doug Finney prayed a touching prayer for offertory and Lynn and Orchestra played “Shout to the Lord.” Jim talked about their special “Use Me” with Shellie Smith and David Fries singing special parts.
The Laws were back and his message was about “The Lord’s Supper.” Who? Where? When? Why? What Way? Jesus said, “As oft as you do it, do it in remembrance of me!” What a price He paid! How much God loved us to give His most precious Gift – the Gift of His Son – the Only Son!
We are thankful for all newborns – boys or girls or boys and girls.
Reports of the blessings of the Fields of Faith last Wednesday night and the testimonies of some young people – of Cammie Frakes of our church. Bless her and all young people and help them live acceptable lives all their lives because only the things done for Christ will last.
Remember to pack Christmas shoeboxes.
“The Three Bridges” will perform in morning service Oct. 30 and afterwards, we’ll have lunch at church. Come and share.
Founder’s Day Saturday at Hickory Grove was big and good! We were very happy Nita and Berk were home to share with us.
Blessings on Mrs. Rachel Reichmann these days past her 100th wonderful birthday celebration even though she didn’t run a certain race as 100-year-old Fauja Singh did!
Remember to always have an attitude of gratitude as we say thanks to God and to others. Amen! I also want to say thanks for a little boy (Lil Jess) as anxious to go to school Monday he got down the steps before he realized he’d forgotten to put his shoes on! We laughed about that!