Stupidity And Evil
are still ever present in Union County. Want proof? Look at the stupidity and evil directed at Buffalo United Methodist Church last Tuesday, July 30.
I must confess that such evil behavior directed at our Father God greatly angers me and should anger you also. And the stupidity! If there was one place that I would not desecrate, it would be a church; God’s House. God is the Supreme Ruler of the Universe; of everything and everyone in it. To mess with such a powerful ruler is nothing but stupid! The Bible, God’s Holy Word, tells us in Deuteronomy 32:35, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay. In due time their foot will slip; their day of disaster is near and their doom rushes upon them.”
There are two things that are very, very dear to our Father God: His Church and His Children. And I am sure that God has a special measure of vengeance for anyone who attacks either of these two. The only escape for these culprits who desecrated God’s House is to confess their sin to God and to take the punishment for their sins against God and the good people of Buffalo.
If you are reading this journal and you know who the culprits are, you better warn them. God said in Nahum 1:2, “The LORD is a jealous and avenging God; the LORD takes vengeance and is filled with wrath. The LORD takes vengeance on his foes and maintains his wrath against his enemies.” And the ones who did this unthinkable act are enemies of God.
Let’s keep in our prayers the pastor of Buffalo United Methodist Church and the church family; that the good citizens of Buffalo will rally behind the church, and together, repairs can be speedily done and the church can return to worshipping and honoring God. And let’s remember God’s promise in Romans 8:28, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”
Yes, I Was Drug
I want to thank Bill Hitchcock for the following article. I do not know about you, but I can certainly identify with this article. Maybe if more adults drug their children, this would be a better place to live. Anyway, here is the story:
“The other day, someone at a store in our town read that a Methamphetamine lab had been found in an old farmhouse in the adjoining county and he asked me a rhetorical question. Why didn’t we have a drug problem when you and I were growing up?
“I replied I had a drug problem when I was young: I was drug to church on Sunday morning; I was drug to church for weddings and funerals. I was drug to family reunions and community socials no matter the weather. I was drug by my ears when I was disrespectful to adults. I was also drug to the woodshed when I disobeyed my parents, told a lie, brought home a bad report card, did not speak with respect, spoke ill of the teacher or the preacher, or if I didn’t put forth my best effort in everything that was asked of me. I was drug to the kitchen sink to have my mouth washed out with soap if I uttered a profanity. I was drug out to pull weeds in mom’s garden and flower beds and cockleburs out of dad’s fields. I was drug to the homes of family, friends and neighbors to help out some poor soul who had no one to mow the yard, repair the clothesline, or chop some firewood, and if my mother had ever known that I took a single dime as a tip for this kindness, she would have drug me back to the woodshed.
“Those drugs are still in my veins and they affect my behavior in everything I do, say or think. They are stronger than cocaine, crack, or heroin; and if today’s children had this kind of drug problem, America would be a better place. God bless the parents who drugged us.”
Couple Of The Week
is Chad and Amber Ferrell who are celebrating their wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Aug. 6. Congratulations to this wonderful couple.
Celebrating birthdays this week are Kent Orr, Lula Rena Elliott, Patsy Phillips, and Rhonda Hollingsworth on Thursday, Aug. 1; J. R. Putnam on Friday, Aug. 2; Bob Hyatt on Saturday, Aug. 3; London Ann Ketterman, John Taylor, and Jacob Taylor on Sunday, Aug. 4; Randi LaPierre, Pam Ray, and Shawn Murphy on Tuesday, Aug. 6; Edith Crisp, and Shyann Rakestraw on Wednesday, Aug. 7. A warm, loving Happy Birthday to these folks.
Let’s pray for the person(s) who desecrated Buffalo United Methodist Church, that he/she/they will come to know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Let’s also pray for ourselves that we will be strong, forgiving, and loving as an eternal family should be; knowing that God is still in total control and that He sees everything and everyone and desires that no one spend eternity in hell.
If You Have Good News
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, call me at 864-424-9211, mail me at POB 128, Buffalo. Until next week, may God bless you richly. Until next week, may God bless you richly.