Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ, I am so honored to do these articles and most of all having the opportunity to write to you about the goodness of Jesus Christ. I do hope you have been blessed from the columns you have been reading every Friday during the month of February for black history.
I want to expound upon what a delight and a joy it is to tell someone about the great savior that we serve. Some of us serve him and some of us love him, as for me I can’t speak for all. If you serve him then you know what I mean, if not then you are missing out on something great.
Before I continue my writing I must give you a little history concerning my family and myself. I came from a very spiritual family and most of all some of the family members are preachers, teachers, deacons and missionary workers. I think we all know what a missionary worker is; it is one who attempts to convert others to a specific way of life, in other words an evangelist or a person being sent on a mission.
My thought for today is never give up! The Bible tells us we must trust and obey. It is the righteous and peaceful way of life. Psalms 37 vs 3: Trust in the lord and do good, so shalt thou dwell in the land and verily thou shalt be fed. Psalms 37 vs 4: delight thyself also in the lord and he will give thee the desires of thine heart.
Imagine living every day without a purpose. You must have a goal, if we do not, we should. Romans 8 vs 31: If god be for us, who can be against us? Romans 8 vs 32: he that spared not his own son, but delivered him up for us all how shall he not with him also freely gave us all things.
In these columns I’ve been writing I’ve tried to get in as much as possible for our readers to be blessed and reflect. I must tell the readers this last column has been the most difficult to write. It seemed like everything that could possibly have gotten in the way of progress did. The holy spirit awoke me two weeks ago and said your text will be “I Can Only Imagine.”
Praise God the week of Feb. 10 which was Ash Wednesday the beginning of Lenten service these services are being held at Highland Park Baptist Church, with pastor Dr. Darrell Tate. In his message he said, “I can only imagine what it would be like when we see all of our loved ones again, especially seeing Jesus.”
I knew then that was confirmation for my column. I’m grateful to the holy spirit and Dr. Tate. God is just like that. Proverbs: 12 vs 20 deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil; but to the councilors of peace is joy. You know my dear people I can only imagine seeing Jesus, my mother and father, my brother and sister along with my grandmother, grandfather and my nephew who was like my son. He went home to be with the Lord one year after my mother passed.
I must tell you why this column means so much to me. The last time my nephew and I were together we went to see Joyce Meyers at the Joel Coliseum, a month later my nephew was gone. The song “I Can Only Imagine” was playing on the radio and he said to me, “Auntie that is your favorite song” and I replied “Yes my son it is.”
Thank you readers for the outpouring of support you have given. May God continue to bless you!
Florence E Green is the regional evangelist for the Mount Airy Ministerial Association.