By Jacob Bembry
I have always been a small town boy and I always will be. The biggest city I ever lived in was Tallahassee and it was much smaller then. The city is a nice place to visit, but give me the small town warmth any day.
What are some of the advantages a small town has over the big city?
Well, it’s much easier to drive in a small town and you don’t have to go through a bazillion red lights to get where you are going.
Everyone knows their neighbor and cares for them. If someone learns of any distress a person is in, many will head right to them. I once had a person tell me that when their house burned down, they were amazed at the outpouring of love and generosity that was given to them. They had moved here from up north and they told me that would not have happened up north.
When I went into cardiac arrests in December, the outpouring of prayers, love and finances were deeply appreciated. Although I was unaware of it at the time, I learned later of it. I was overwhelmed by it, and even today, when I think of it, I am moved to tears of happiness by it.
I am so glad that God gave me a small town to live in, to grow up in and to spend my life in. I love it and I love each and every one of you.