I recently visited the Church of my youth, for a memorial service of a dear lady in our community. I had not been in the Church Sanctuary, for many years, although it is just blocks from our home. What struck me was the beautiful mural painting behind the baptistery, where I was Baptized, at 8 years old. It is a picture of the Jordan River, that someone painted many, many years ago. It is just as beautiful, to see, all these years later! The memory of my coming forward, flooded my soul, and I remembered where my family was seated when I came down the isle, and accepted JESUS as LORD and SAVIOR. Also, I remember having Dr. Murphy, hold me up, because I was just too little to touch the bottom of the baptismal. It was 39 years ago. How GRACIOUS our FATHER is, for bringing this to my memory. I shared this with the new Pastor of this Church. It was a very sweet moment, and he realized the IMPACT that the former, Dr. Murphy had on the congregation, during his many years. I have asked if I can transcribe, Dr. Murphy's Sermons for the Church, and that they be put into book form, for the members. I also told the new pastor, that I would come if he needed, to speak to the Church, about my experiences there, as a child. We never know, when our TESTIMONY becomes a WITNESS, at a critical time, in someone's life. I PRAISE the LORD, for the church and pastor, I had as a child, and for the many loving relatives, who also have loved the LORD, so much, and prayed for me. GOD is GOOD. AMEN. Thank you LORD, for bringing all of this, to my remembrance.
23 Mar 2014