“I am enjoying the shade trees now”
By Willie Ann Johnson
Summer has not arrived but Saturday and Sunday seemed as if it’s here with 90 degree plus weather. God is good because we could be having weather like they are having in the Mid-West. Thank you Lord for blessing us with hot weather.
On Memorial Day I enjoyed watching the motorcycles known as “Thunder in the Country.” I always try not to be doing anything by the time they come down 278 and I always go to the end of the road by my house to watch them. There were more cycles than last year. They really sound like thunder coming down 278, paying my respect to our men and women who are serving our country that we might have freedom. Some people are so unthankful to show respect. They continue doing all kinds of evil things people say what is this world coming do? It’s not the world it’s the people in the world because the world is the same. We must continue to pray that those who do not know Christ to turn from their wicked ways so God can hear from us and heal the land. Our land needs healing.
I am enjoying the shade trees now. Dr. Lewis gave me four trees and three lived and they have grown big enough to give us shade. I thank God for letting me live long enough to se them get large enough to shade. Thank you Dr. Lewis again for the trees. Air condition is okay but nothing like a nice breeze from the tree.
Pastor T came out on Sunday before baptizing letting the new converts know that now they are getting out of the darkness the brighter their light should shine. Satan, who is the God of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News now that you are going down in the liquid grave you must come up and go tell the Good News. Praise the Lord. We had five to be baptized. We, the Springs’ Family, are here for you and you are a blessing to us. Thank you Lord.
Our youth week begins Sunday, June 8 at 11:30 a.m. You are welcome to come and see our youth and young men in action. They will be in charge of the services along with the Atlanta Transitional Center Choir will bring the message. This group targets at risk youth and the Springs is looking forward to hearing about their experiences and words of encouragement. You are welcome to bring your young men and women to hear the Word. I am sure it will be a blessing to them.
Morning Worship. Our pre deacons led us in devotion and our mass choir rendered the music. Pastor T.’s sermon came from 2 Corinthians 4: 6-9. Text: “The Darker the Nights, the Brighter the Light. It was a lot going on when Paul wrote this letter in Corinthians. He writes a letter of courage; God commanded the right of God’s Spirit to possess in us because we do not posses it. Only thing we have is this vessel and it is fragile. We now have this light shinning in our hearts and the power of it from God. We must not go around preaching about ourselves. We should preach that Jesus Christ is Lord and we are His servants. God said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made us understand that this light shines in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. We should never give up although we sometimes are pressed on every side by troubles. We get knocked down but we get up again and keep going that’s where we house the light and hope on the inside of us. In your most darkness hour remember “The darker the night the brighter the light.”
Continue to pray for each other. Keep all the sick, shut-ins, world leaders and bereaved in your thoughts and prayers.
Thought for today: “When we put our problems in God’s hands He puts peace in our heart.”