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Have you considered building your ark yet? There is so much water it seems like we could just float away. We do know that the world is not going to be totally flooded again, because that was a promise from God. He did not promise that we would never see our creeks and streams flooded at times. Maybe He is just reminding us of His great power. After all God is the Master of the wind and the rain, and He is in control at all times. We just have to humble ourselves to His will and trust in Him.
At church Sunday, we had to improvise and do our egg hunting inside. We moved the teenage class into another area and we appreciate them very much for allowing us to do that. We then used the kitchen to hide candy and eggs. We appreciate Tom, Virginia and Rachel and everyone who helped accomplish this for me. It was a huge success. The kids did not mind a bit, they just enjoyed finding lots of candy. We even had a good lesson about the story of Easter while they wer hiding everything.
We had lots of special songs for Easter, the front of the church was full of youth and then they divided up into several different groups to sing. Abby, Sarah, Grace and Evan are always so faithful to sing and this time they were joined by others, but I didn’t get their names. Esther played while I sang, then Jon, Bud and I sang. Gracie Williams sang and Tammy and Darrell Gunter sang. Darrel had lots of his family with him. I hope they come and join us any time they get the chance.
Sunday, Donald preached about the significance of the folded napkin. When Mary went to the tomb to annoint the body of Jesus, He was gone, but His linen cloth was still there and folded. When the napkin was still folded that meant that the Master was not finished yet, Jesus is still alive today, His job was not done. He still intercedes for me and for you. We had several people gather around the altar to pray, a very moving service. Donald had given all the men of the church a folded napkin and challenged them not to let Jesus be done in their lives, but to let Jesus keep working on them.
Sunday night Jon Mitchell preached for us, it was a message about God is always there, and will help you through any problems. When the wolf comes to your door, turn him away, God is always there. All you have to do is look to the light. Have faith in God and keep serving Him. After the service we had several people that asked for prayer for family members, I ask that you help us pray for these people.
I forgot to mention that someone was trying to convince me that Donald and Roger were like angels, of course that someone was Donald. He was telling me that Grace made the comment that preachers and deacons could be like angels to the church, they they were angels. I explained to Donald that Roger had brought chocolate for the Sunday school class and she was just trying to sweet talk him out of some extra candy. Now if you know Donald and Roger, you probably agree with me, right?
My Sunday afternoon was spent with my kids and grandkids finding candy and eggs, which were again hidden inside. We also took pictures and played, it was a great day. I had went Saturday and saw Mom, Bob and Angie. They were sitting at the dinner table with Bill Holland. I sat with them and we had a good visit.
Wow, I almost forgot to mention the great tape we saw last Sunday night about Mt. Sinai. It describes the places Moses and the children walked and if you ever doubted any of that story, you need to see this tape. It was truly amazing. Darrell Gunter had it.
I guess I have hit all the high lights for this time. Hope your Easter weekend was as great as mine and I will leave you with the question that I ask my youth to answer, “Why did Jesus die on the cross for you?”