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I’m glad that the sun finally popped out today. I think that a cold, cloudy, windy day like yesterday, affects our disposition somehow. Anyway, I feel much better with the sun shining brightly.
Sunday was a little windy, but it was still a warm, sunshiny day. One could also see the light of the World, God’s Son, glowing in everyone’s face as they arrived for church at Red Bank.
Brother Gary opened the morning service by leading in hymns. Brother Les Hallmark gave the morning welcome in absence of Brother Jerry Huff who was in the hospital recovering from a major surgery. I understand that he is at home now. God answered our prayers for him. The surgery went well and recovery is rapid. We are still in prayer for Jerry and for Bill Holland who is, reportedly, doing much better also. Get well soon, guys. We love you and miss you both very much. A birthday offering was given by Jennifer Lakey in honor of her three sons who all have birthdays in April. We were reminded to be in prayer for the spring revival that will be held at Red Bank on April 21-23.
Brother Les brought a sermon on the greatness of God. In Hebrews chapter 7 he read about Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God who was considered great enough that even Abraham gave to him a tenth of the spoils taken from a victory battle that is described in the fourteenth chapter of Genesis. Brother Les then directed us to the eighth chapter of Hebrews which states: “We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens; A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.” This high priest is without spot or blemish. He is Jesus, God’s only Son. We need none other to hear our prayers and advocate them to His and our Father in Heaven. Psalms 92:1 sums it up by saying, “It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:”
Visiting with Gary and me Saturday evening was Jeane Huff. She brought with her some wonderful, huge Raisin Oatmeal cookies that she had baked for us for helping her during Jerry’s stay in the hospital. It was our pleasure to help her and Jerry, and to eat those yummy cookies. That was a nice thing for her to do.
Maxine Lirley is still feeling the results of the fall she had last week. She is having difficulty putting weight on the hip that was bruised by the rock she landed on. She is determined to get back on her two feet as soon as possible. It will take a lot of grit, but I know she will work hard toward that goal. She would appreciate your prayers for a quick, full recovery from her accident.
That’s all the news I have for now. Enjoy the warmer weather and stay well.