Monday, January 12, 2009

Mission Bend United Methodist Church

Spent an amazing weekend with Jack & Anna Marie Sheffield, the Pastor Jeremiah Booker and his wife Petrella, Mission Bend UMC congreation members, Mary Ann, Susan and a few others as Jack preached and Anna Marie taught on healing. I want to assure you God still heals today.

Friday night my mother mentioned she had not taken her blood pressure medicine since Wednesday night. I told her not to have a stroke because it would be too embarrassing to show up to the healing conference with both parents in the hospital.

So many people left church this weekend feeling so much closer to the Lord and knowing He loves them. His perfect love is an amazing thing. If we could only love like He does.

There is much written about love through out the ages, one of my favorite passages from the Bible pertaining to love is:

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

And yes, Anna Marie and I looked like Bobbsey twins in black and purple outfits...