Two Thousand Ten
Dear Pastor and friends,
A discreet scribe asked our Lord a question concerning the commandments’ priority and importance. Christ’s response covered the pre-eminence of God Almighty and man’s responsibility to love Him unreservedly. One’s heart, soul, mind, and strength are to be brought into the focused relationship with God. There is even a little encouragement to love one’s neighbor to the extent that we care for ourselves (Mark 12:28,31).
I would think if we loved God right, we would love others right. If we put our all into loving Him, it would considerably assist us in our relationships with others. The old poem says; “To live above with saints we love, Oh, that will be glory! To live below with saints we know, now that’s another story!” Perhaps we should attempt to live a little more in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Eph. 2:6).
I closed out April in a wonderful meeting near the birthplace of B.R. Lakin, in West Virginia. The church I preached in was established in 1800! The pastor was old, but not that old. I then spent a week in Mt. Airy, NC and preached in the church where I held my first revival in 1976. Now, I feel like I’m getting old! The Lord has been faithful in the conversion of sinners, and the convicting power of the Holy Ghost has been evident in exhortation.
Sandy and I are ever grateful to you and yours for your faithful help to our home and evangelism’s trail. My summer is comfortably full of meetings, and I desire your prayers for God’s power and protection.
Your companion in grace,