Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Touched My Heart...

Hopefully, you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry. 

If not, please do so.  Read it.  If you do, you'll understand what I am discussing, today.

There's more information I'd like to let you know about.

In addition to the music I already discussed, more was done.  And, I was asked to participate with my friend D, plus two (2) other ladies.

What we were to do, was to lead the group of people into singing some Christmas carols.

The other two (2) ladies, began singing differently than my friend D and I did.  They were singing other songs.  And, in different vocal levels.

They sounded funny.

Actually, many people found them funny, too.  Especially, when they asked us if that was what they were to sing.

After explaining the reality of the music, we all sang together, and led the group.

This happened another time, a little later. 

Once again, the group laughed.  And, so did D, and I!  :)

Just so you know, this was done exclusively to be humerous.  And, it was.  They were. 

It truly lightened up the group with fun, and laughter.

Then, the pastor spoke.  Not for a hugely long sermon.  But, he spoke about the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Just as I'm sure you are probably aware.

He spoke about how when Jesus was born, wise men came to see Him.

Thinking of what he spoke about, and knowing he used the Book of Matthew, I decided to share with you, Matthew 2:1, "Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,"

Just as we've read in various portions of God's Word, the Bible, we know that the wise men were drawn to see our newborn Lord, Jesus.

Just so you know, this was the first time in quite a while, since I had heard this pastor preach.  I realize I haven't yet told you about him.

Pastor Brandon Taylor, is someone I've known for over 21 years.  And, his parents, also.

No, he wasn't yet a pastor when I first knew him.  He was still being educated, and was considering becoming a pastor, at that time.

I recall telling him back then, while standing and chatting in the sanctuary aisle, that I thought he'd be a true blessing to others, if he became a pastor.

Eventually, he became a pastor... and worked for God at the church where I used to worship.  But now, he's the lead pastor not at that church, but is in that position at Riverside Baptist Church!  Hallelujah!

I must admit, attending that celebration gathering, truly touched my heart.  To me, it was a wonderful time of fellowship!

I was very happy.  And, thankful.

Thank You, Lord!

Until next time...

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