By Nell Dobbs
Give thanks! Rejoice! Sing! Study! Walk in God’s way. Teach our children about Him as we sit in our houses! As we walk by the way, when we lie down, when we get up, and write His ways on our doorposts and on our gates. Amen! (I want to do that!)
What a blessing as Chandra Smith and other leaders led the Awana Sparks in a delightful singing of John 3:16.
“He’s my Savior, He’s my Savior.
“He is worthy. He is worthy.
“I will praise Him, I will praise Him!
“Allelulia! Allelulia! Allelulia.”
The 29th as Jim prayed earnestly for ill ones memories came of the day 31 years ago when our dad, Dean Agner, died at our sister Di’s and Wayne’s home in Lithonia, Ga. Both Mother and he got sick over Christmas and when they came down, Wayne asked Daddy if they would go home with them and he said, “Ask Mother.” She didn’t want to go, but they did – and they both got worse and worse. Allen seven of us living ones got there and were with him when he died.
Then, on that same day in 1996, our sister Sue’s son, Lee, died at their home in Powder Springs, Ga.
A very touching offertory prayer by Doug Finney.
Worship Choir sang “Amazing Grace” with Shellie Smith singing the last verse – such a comfort “The Lord has promised good to me” and indeed He has kept His promise.
Again, Preacher Hicks blessed us with his wit and message, “God’s Super Bowl.” He mentioned the four downs in a football game as he commented on many of Jesus’ parables:
God looked down
God came down
Jesus laid down His life
Jesus sat down at the right hand of God and makes intercession for us.
Thinking about teaching our children about God’s Way. I gave thanks Sunday for Mike Peacock who opened the door for me at Dollar General and then spoke to me and so I sat in the car and and asked if I remembered him from library days – surely – Barbara’s and Willie’s son and I’m so proud of them and of him. All of us need to keep our children and our schools and our parents in our daily prayers! Amen!