A Good Moon A Rising

We closed out the third quarter of the year with a wonderful Lord’s Supper service. When God’s people get together and lay bare their hearts and deal with their own sin and inadequacies it brings a sweet fellowship that is truly unknown at any other time. One of the most refreshing, cleansing times for me is when I approach the Lord’s Table. I can lay aside every burden and call on the Lord, knowing that He will answer and forgive all my transgressions. ‘If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.’ I John 1:9 It was truly one of those times. You could sense it after the service as around sixty of us went out on the back of the property and watched the moon rise. Donny Lester brought their ‘Kettle’ and made the absolute best kettle corn I have ever eaten {I personally ate three bags} although I did share it with multiple children. Ever so often you would hear Bro. Donny yell: ‘Hot corn is ready’ and the line would form!
It was a beautiful evening, the fellowship was sweet and the moon rise, eclipse and total ‘blood moon’ show was unsurpassed by any heavenly event I have ever seen! When I got home I stood and watched the moon in its darkened state colored a dirty red and was amazed at what God let me see. Yeah, it was late. Ten p.m. when we got home, but it was amazing just watching the families, children, youth and us old folks just sitting in the dark, sharing our lives, talking of the things of God and, well, living. What an evening!
Our son Benjamin came in Thursday evening {from Hawaii} and joined his family in our home and another of our sons and his wife, Joey and Adrian made it in from Birmingham, AL Saturday and made our home hum with life again….nearly all of our other children and their families have either been here or will be here this afternoon as the whole family will share in an early Thanksgiving celebration. My best count now of family members is forty five with the expectation of all but one to be here with us. It ought to be a great time this evening!
Life is good when you serve the Lord. The Bible declares: ‘Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee. Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table. Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD. The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life. Yea, thou shalt see thy children’s children, and peace upon Israel.’ Psalms 128:1-6 And again: ‘Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.’ Proverbs 13:15
I choose to follow Him….Praise His Name! Bro. Wayne

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