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The Mind is an Amazing Thing

The mind is an amazing thing!!  I woke up this morning hearing my friend and former co-laborer in Christ Daniel Roucloux singing a song I haven’t heard in over twenty years!  His voice was crystal clear and the words I knew were challenging and encouraging to me as I lay there listening in my mind to his wonderful voice.  Daniel, I truly was blessed in our time together and you are still blessing me!  I couldn’t remember all the words, so I would hear him singing to the chorus and then I would pick up on the chorus and would hear him clearly…I looked up the words to Steve Green’s song ‘May all who come behind us find us Faithful

Here are the lyrics:

We’re pilgrims on the journey
Of the narrow road
And those who’ve gone before us line the way
Cheering on the faithful, encouraging the weary
Their lives a stirring testament to God’s sustaining grace
Surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses
Let us run the race not only for the prize
But as those who’ve gone before us
Let us leave to those behind us
The heritage of faithfulness passed on through godly lives
CHORUS:
Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful
May the fire of our devotion light their way
May the footprints that we leave
Lead them to believe
And the lives we live inspire them to obey
Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful

After all our hopes and dreams have come and gone
And our children sift through all we’ve left behind
May the clues that they discover and the memories they uncover
Become the light that leads them to the road we each must find

CHORUS:
Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful
May the fire of our devotion light their way
May the footprints that we leave
Lead them to believe
And the lives we live inspire them to obey
Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful

Thank you Brother Daniel…you life truly fulfills the words of that song in your life.  Faithful to your calling, Faithful to your wife and children, Faithful to our Lord and His Church, and Faithful as a friend to me.  You were and are an encouragement to me!  And I truly enjoyed your song for me this morning!

Bro. Wayne

 

Fall and Winter: Christmas is on its Way!

You can hear it in the rustle of the leaves. You can almost feel the stirring of the season…even without the usual cold and rainy days of fall, it is still here. The official date was September 23 this year so it has been a full month ago yet, the usual rains have not come with none predicted until later this week. I noticed in the bulletin Sunday that we only have eight practices left for the youth and children’s choir to prepare for their Christmas program…do you realize that Christmas is only 65 days away?! Time keeps moving on!
Our fall youth camp/retreat was a real treat for us all. I truly enjoyed being with our youth and sponsors, spending time with them in fun, games and instruction in God’s Word. Tulakogee Camp was really a good place to go and get away for a couple of days to reset our thinking. I cannot tell you how blessed I was to just sit and listen as they played musical instruments and sang songs about the Christian life and He who made it possible…Jesus! No doubt they blessed me more than they could know.
Sunday also saw the return of several families who went to a ‘Family Camp’ down in Texas. They took a full week and camped out in tents and campers to gather around God’s Word and fellowship with their families together. It is something I have always wanted to do; I just never organized one or took time to be involved in one. I truly wish I had. Welcome home campers!
We plan to begin Choir practice this coming Sunday evening after services. Bob Allen has agreed to work with you who are interested in preparing a Cantata for Christmas! It will be his first time for such a venture, although he has been involved in many choirs over the years. If you have an interest in being in our choir, it will start up after a six month hiatus {while the auditorium was under construction}. Please pray about your participation and plan to be there to make your voice heard {along with all others} who want to glorify God through song! Thank you Bro. Bob for being willing to accept this task to work with those interested.
One last thought before I get ready to meet my day… Faithfulness is so important in ever facet of life. No one wants a light switch that works only sometimes, no one wants a car that is not dependable…we all desire our children to be faithful in the deportment of the responsibilities we give them… Our Father in Heaven too desires us to be faithful to Him: ‘Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.’
1 Corinthians 4:1&2
And that is the bottom line. Lord, teach me to remain faithful… Bro. Wayne