Had a blast at last night’s banquet in honor of our 20 Legacy seniors whose lives are all about to be changed dramatically in the coming weeks. The tradition here is that the elders and ministers and their wives serve the seniors and their parents. Chris Courtney charged them with holding fast to the faith. In a cool candle ceremony, Jim McDoniel charged them to let their lights “shine before men that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” A slide show that featured each of the graduating seniors. And then a trip up to the almost-finished youth center to sing The Lord Bless You and Keep You.” What a fantastic night. May our God bless our seniors with peace and protection. And may his will be done in their lives as it is in Heaven.
I’m off to Waco for my monthly meeting with the other central Texas area ministers down there. Today we’re meeting at the Crestview church building for our study and prayer time and then moving on for lunch at the World Cup Cafe. After that, we’re meeting with Dr. Jimmy Dorrell, the director of Mission Waco and pastor of the Church Under the Bridge (featured in Christianity Today a couple of years ago). Jimmy decided a little over 20 years ago to move into the roughest part of Waco and attempt to be salt and light there. He’s taking us on a tour today and talking with us about ministry to the poor. And I’m really looking forward to it.
Then, auditions tonight for VBS. It’s quite the production.
Have a great day. Let your light shine.