Sometimes smaller churches make the mistake of thinking that they cannot do much for the cause of Christ. We assume that limited numbers and limited resources means we can only have limited results. This is not true! Allow me to share with you the opening lines of a recent letter from Doug Wheeler who has just returned from his annual trip to Nigeria . . . “Dear brethren, I want to thank you for your support and the great interest you have in Nigerian evangelism! I must say that you are one of the leading congregations in INFLUENCE for Christ and His church in Nigeria, BECAUSE of your WBS (World Bible School) program you have going on in Nigeria through Sylvester Imogoh . . . How does that make you feel? You ought to feel honored and blessed that Christ is doing such a significant work through us! As a small child I loved to throw a pebble into a pond and watch the ripples move out over the entire surface. I was fascinated that something so small could affect something so large. Who would have ever thought that the little ole Highland Lakes church of Christ would be one of the leading churches in the world to have an influence on the entire nation of Nigeria? Brethren . . . let’s keep the ripples going . . . it’s having a great impact for the Lord! — Joe
Scripture of the Week
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though the waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”
Smile – God likes humor
How’s that again . . . ???
• His birthday has become an annual event at our house — every year or so.
• It’s amazing . . . according to the obituary column in the newspaper, people die in alphabetical order.
• He was so old, the candles cost more than the cake.
• The thing about getting old is everything is further away than it used to be.
• One thing about getting old is that you know all the answers, but nobody asks the questions.
• Getting old is merely a matter of feeling your corns more than you do your oats. (Henny Youngman)
• It’s not the days of your life that count, but the life in your days. (Adlai Stevenson)
“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” — Proverbs 17:22
Think About It
♥ Contentment is the soil in which true joy thrives.
♥ Adversities are often blessings in disguise.
♥ Everyone everywhere is more like us than less like us.
♥ Caring for burdens of others helps us forget about our own.