There are two things that I am proud of this week as we prepare for our ninth anniversary on Sunday...
1) On Monday August 1st, the Men on Mission, as well as many female volunteers from our church, worked the Lyons Red Cross Blood Drive at the Toombs Agri-center. I am glad that we serve our community in this way.
2) As you know, we have been collecting baby gifts for a young mother in the area who was in need. I am pleased to report that she gave birth to a beautiful baby girl last night. I visited the mother and baby in the hospital today, and she cried when I told her of all the gifts we had to offer her. You may never know her name or her child, but I can tell you that I am proud to serve a church who would take up a cause such as this, and I believe God is proud of what you have done for two of His children.
My sermon Sunday is from Matthew 14:22-32 (Jesus walking on the water).
As I am pondering which direction to take on Sunday, I am struck first by Peter's decision to jump out of the boat (not sure I would have), and secondly, by his inability to stay the course even at the beckoning of Jesus' voice.
I am wondering out loud, and would love to hear your comments in response...as we celebrate our 9th anniversary Sunday, are we staying the course as a church as we hear Jesus' call, or are we sinking like Peter did?
As evidenced by what we have done this week, I know how I would answer that one.
Blessings on you and yours,
Loved the Michael Bourn trade to Atlanta...Tonight, the Dawgs report for their first day of Fall Practice, and it will not be long until we tee it up between the Hedges.