“…in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thess. 5:18
Whenever I count my blessings, I thank God for my ministry at the Milan church of Christ. Below are a few things for which I’ve been thankful since arriving here nine years ago.
I thank God for the wonderful, eternal relationships I have acquired over the last nine years.
I thank God for the words of encouragement I have received from the majority of you.
I thank God for your amazing patience with my mistakes and miscues.
I thank God for the countless embraces Brenda and I have received.
I thank God for the hospitality of those who have invited Brenda and me into their homes for special occasions.
I thank God for our ever-growing number of babies and toddlers.
I thank God for our godly parents that are doing everything possible to bring their children up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
I thank God for our adolescents, teenagers and young adults.
I thank God for elderly members who attend services even when they don’t feel as well as the rest of us.
I thank God for the men that will one day serve as elders and deacons.
I thank God for our hardworking members that are constantly serving the Lord’s church in various ways.
I thank God every time a believing, penitent soul is baptized into Christ.
I thank God for those in attendance who have yet to be immersed into Christ, but I pray that they will soon make the BEST decision of their lives.
I thank God for allowing Brenda and I to serve here!
Jesus, always Jesus!