What an absolutely fantastic day to be alive. The sun is shining in central Ohio. The leaves are fabulous. The temp. is upper 60's. What could be better?
We got to be in the House of the Lord this morning in Mt. Gilead, Ohio. It was The Pines Christian Church. Neil Gilliland is the evangelist there. We were made to feel welcome immediately. Mike and Geri Brown attend there and it was very good to get to see them again. Of course Neil, Sam and their family were there.
We enjoyed a good Sunday School lesson comparing the great High Priest, Melchizadek, with the New Great High Priest, Jesus. It was very interesting and Sunday School was good.
Worship service follows the Sunday School with worship in song and then the Sermon. Neil preached a good sermon on 1 Peter 1: 6-7. It was about being Tested by Fire. Testing is never pleasureable but sometimes necessary for Christians.
A good point that Neil made was: "A faith that will not take you to worship each and every Lord's Day is a faith that will probably not take you to Heaven on Judgment Day."
It was so good to be in church, that's for sure. But.....it was not Wills Mt. I miss my family there so very much. I just want to say to all who read this: if you live in or near Hyndman and are looking for a wonderful place to worship with good people who are like family go to Wills Mt. The people there are the best, the friendliest, the most sincere group of God's followers. I can hardly wait until we can be there again.
We are in Canton now, parked at the TA truckstop for the night. It is about 6 miles from where we need to be tomorrow. We just had dinner of Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, and salad here in the truck. I will be going in to the TA in awhile to do laundry. When we do that we plan to have some pie and ice cream and maybe sit in there and watch the Giant ballgame. We'll see.
The internet is good here so I will probably be on Facebook in awhile. I hope to maybe see you there so we can chat. Love ya