By Nell Dobbs
In concluding our Sunday School study of Numbers and Deuteronomy, it was sad that for one act of disobedience, Moses was only allowed to view the Promised Land but not to enter it! What a man he was! What a leader! He had loved God’s people and had entreated God to forgive them or take his name off His list. At 120, he was as strong as ever and his eyes were as good as ever. God buried him. Where? Only God knows! Only God knows!
How blessed we are for all the music at church, each song; for Jack McLeod’s touching offertory prayer; for Lynne’s beautiful “Brethren, We Have Met to Worship;” for Worship Choirs “I Must Tell Jesus” and “Blessed Assurance.” – my mother’s favorite, “I Must Tell Jesus.”
What a message we heard though, not from a preacher but from a teacher/band director he kept telling us! That was Geoff Hill! What a blessing he’s been to us all the years in every way he has served. His Robin spoke as chairman of the Pastor Search Committee about a prospective pastor, Gabriel Krell, who is to preach here on March 11 and all the activities planned that weekend for us all to get acquainted and Geoff and we should express gratitude to the committee members (and to their spouses since he’s one of them) who truly gave of themselves to do their job. He also spoke of and named several in church who had not waited until we got a preacher but who did what needed to be done. He spoke of Preacher Phil and Dorothy Heard who knew the Word, preached the Word, who began the church council. He spoke of Preacher Roy and Judy Saint (musical talents or he could have) and his explaining the symbols in the 10 stained glass windows and that he’d like to hear about them again. He spoke of the Laws and his quick wit and messages and their need of healing for him!
We pray for all the other very ill ones – Peggy Drummond at Shands; Jessica Gallegos; Vivian Welch by Toy Stewart, fellow teacher of long ago; Doris Cowart; Cindy Brown’s sister, Clifford Jackson at North Florida Regional; Mike Woods; and on and on the list goes.
Comfort the family of Tommy Greene and all other sad ones!
An invitation to come for a fundraiser breakfast on Sunday, March 4, from 9-9:45 a.m. for Kara Washington as she plans to become one of the group, “In His Arms,” on a mission trip to Monterey, Mexico, June 16-22.
And we join the family of Gean McCullough’s sister, Loretta Gallagher, in Joplin, Mo., in giving thanks they are moving into their new home in May. The tornado had gone through.
May God bless us one and all and grant us to show and share His love, mercy and grace.