Good Folks,it is Friday, July 19, 2019. Temperatures are expected to be in the high 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
Since last week, as noted in this week’s News You Can Use, lots of activities in the church: a member’s vehicle failed to stop and entered the east side of our Alexander Youth Building. The Sunday School classes responded to caring for others affected by the initial crash. The New Horizon’s class will be relocated for some weeks while repairs are made to the classroom. Kuddos to our Duncanville First Responders for responding quickly and attending to the injured and assisting to help calm an anxious situation.
Accidents happen. Relocation is not new to just about everyone. From August 25, 1984 to the present, I have relocated with Edna, counting the moving of one apartment to another while at Perkins, to some 12 locations, including seven parsonages. Edna deserves the Medal of Valor.
Biblically, Abraham & Sarah, Moses & Miriam, Old Testament prophets, the Disciples, Jesus, Paul and so many others relocated because of the circumstances necessary for that time and ministry.
Folks in the church that worked for AFES, the military exchange that has offices all over the world, have moved several times. Military, management for corporate America know too well about packing and moving. NO fun, but necessary.
Our church has experienced three sanctuaries in its history. My home church has known two places of worship. Wherever we are gathered as a community of faith, there is where God is as well. Wherever the moving van stops, unloaded, family remains family.
We are not defined by the size of house we live in, bank balance or even social standing coupled with education, but that we are created in the image of God and are of sacred worth. Lest I forget, we are defined by God’s love for all of us. Even when we do not realize it.
Remember the great song of the church, Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so…
Preaching on the parable from Luke 15:1-10, “Lostness.”
Blessings from Duncanville, Pastor Frank (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God. Wm. Carey