Often the thought has crossed my mind and my mouth has uttered the words, “Serving a One Point Pastoral Charge must be so much easier. Maybe that is why many colleagues I know go from a multi-point charge to a one-point.” That is, until this past Sunday, January 31, 2016. when we officially welcomed three wonderful members to the pastoral charge and celebrated the Sacrament of Baptism – I was walking on cloud nine…
At the end of the second worship celebration at Elgin United, while singing the last song, “I Have Called You by Your Name”, I heard a voice in my heart whisper, “Don’t you feel doubly blessed today?” At that split second, the Spirit reminded me of my vain thoughts that I have had in the past and unnecessary words that I have spoken.
I experienced an AHA moment once again that opened my eyes and helped me see – how Blessed I am – Doubly Blessed!
Thank You Elgin-Portland Pastoral Charge for being a double blessing in my life.
Thanks be to God.