Happy New Year

I really stink at this blogging thing. It seems that life and ministry take up so much time that there is no time left to devote to some of the other things i like to do.

Anyway, I hope everyone had a great Christmas. We did in our family and I am thankful for that. I am also thankful it is behind us for another year. I am not a big fan of all the Christmas hoopla.

The days since Christmas have been a whirlwind of activity for me. Last Monday I preached the funeral of a 13-year-old girl who died as the result of a car wreck. I will not call it an accident because I do not believe in accidents, and because this was a wreck that could have easily been avoided. Be that as it may, this young lady was ejected from the car and died as the result of a closed head injury. I never met her in this life, but I understand that she was a shy, sweet girl who attended church with a friend. She made a profession of faith a while back, so that gave us all hope. Her family needs hope. Most of them are lost. Thus, the services were sad because most of the folk in attendance did not have the hope of a heavenly reunion. I did my best to preach the Gospel to them and tell them the biblical way of salvation. That night I was called to a local elementary school to counsel several children and adults who had known the deceased little girl. It was another wonderful opportunity to offer them the comfort and hope that can only be found in the Lord Jesus Christ. I am confident that God is using this young lady’s death to speak to hearts in our community. Please pray that He will save souls through this tragedy.

Today is the first service of 2010. I am looking forward to going forward for the glory of God. I am still in Ephesians 1 on Sunday mornings, and I am enjoying the journey through this wonderful book.

Wherever you are, I pray that your Lord’s Day services will be filled with His presence, His blessings and His power. Pray for us at Calvary. We would appreciate it!

Alan

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