By T. Adrienne Terrell, Columnist
Greetings from The Springs! People are buzzing about the Let’s Do It Again 70’s Night coming up on Valentine’s Day. It’s not just for couples either. It’ll be at the Old Standridge Building in Social Circle starting at 6:30. I’ll see you there!
The third Sunday in February will be a big day at USBC. During the morning service we will have our annual Black History Program at 10:00 am. That evening we will host the NAACP Annual Black History Religious Program at 4:30 pm.
This will be an exciting day to spend at USBC, and the entire community is invited to attend both services. You may have read this in the paper a week ago but I want to mention it again. Deacon Richard Hubbard, Jr. was presented a certificate by Mayor Fred Perriman of Lifetime Membership of the Morgan County African-American Museum.
He was given this honor on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday last Monday. Congratulations Deacon Hubbard on this achievement! We had a great class last Wednesday taught by Deacon Johnny Hubbard.
The topic for the night was,” Enlarging Our Circle.” We discussed how the first step is accepting Christ and we move out from there. However, as we enlarge our circle and grow in Christ we can’t rush to a place of honor.
We still need to humble ourselves just as Christ did. The text references used were Luke 14: 1, 7-14 and 1 Peter 5:6. A couple of The Springs’ families that have moved away worshipped with us on Sunday. Brother Carzell and Sister Victoria Walton along with their children, Blake and Amira, were in attendance.
Also, Brother Gerald and Sister Kimita Woodridge along with their children, Gerald, Jr. and Gerard, joined us. We’ll be looking for them to return very soon! Sunday’s sermon was given by Minister Derrick Worrell and it was very timely.
He began by stating that we have only one direction in life and that is to pursue God. Unfortunately, many of us take direction from the wrong people. As we looked at the 1 Samuel 30, we saw how David sought the Lord.
At the start of this text, David had returned to Ziklag to find that the city had been burned and his wives had been taken captive by the Amalekites. After a period of mourning, “David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.” Minister Worrell brought out three points in this message to help us find our direction.
First, we need to admit it when we are weak. Next, we need to let go and let God. Finally, we need to trust God. In this chapter, we were able to see how David looked to the Lord when he was distressed.
He turned to God for direction and God gave him a command with a promise. “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.” The rest is history. David recovered all that was taken from him. Read it for yourself.
Now, we have lost things in our lives, but we can also hold on to the promises of God. Remember those past battles that God has brought you through? If he did it then, then he will do it again. Pursue God and receive your divine direction. Glory Be To God!