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Kicking Around Claremore

It just amazes me how time just keeps rolling by! Last evening as we were recognizing birthdays and anniversaries Joel and Dorothy Crabtree came in recognition of their thirty – five years of marriage. Last month I married their youngest daughter to a fine man. I have known Joel and Dorothy all these years….I married them June 7, 1980. We have gone through some great times and sad times together….the time has just flown by.
Carolyn and I were sitting in Boomerang Café downtown Claremore Friday evening and saw a couple that we have known for over thirty years…he was on oxygen and in an electric wheel chair telling me he could barely breathe…
I was reminded of a little man that was called Claremore’s ambassador, in jest. He was better known as ‘Scorpio One’. You see, he was off just enough that he actually liked everyone! {He thought I was his superior and when he saw me, he would report to me the nefarious activities going on in Claremore} All I ever knew of his real name was Junior. Yeah, everyone thought he was crazy, but I truly liked him!
Wherever we go in Claremore, we see the changes that have made our little home town into what it is today. Businesses change, people grow old and both young and old die…Yet this have I observed: Life goes on; with or without you…So:
While I am here I want to represent my Lord Jesus Christ, as His Ambassador to Claremore: ‘And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.’
2 Corinthians 5:18-20
I don’t mind that some people in Claremore would think I was crazy….or that they would say I have a devil: That is what they said about my Lord Jesus: ‘And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself. And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.’ Mark 3:21&22
So here I am a resident of Claremore for over thirty – seven years. Loved by some, hated by others, thought to be a fool or worse by some and a prophet of God by others…But my judgment will not be by them, but by Him: ‘For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.’
2 Corinthians 5:10
So, it is Jesus that I want to please in my residency here…
Bro. Wayne