We had a wonderful weekend this Sabbath and today. Services in Cincinnati and Columbus were fantastic, and we enjoyed getting to touch bases again with everyone and talk about Feast experiences. Then a hot dog roast Saturday night, followed by a stay with the Monsons made for a wonderful time. And today both types of Smith chromosome sets were satisfied, with a baby shower that my wife attended and bit of rifle shooting for me and the boys. Thanks to all who planned various parts of a weekend we thoroughly enjoyed!
I was moved to post this before I go to bed. I came across a comment in one of Mr. Herbert W Armstrong’s old letters from 1960 that I thought was neat upon reflection, reminding me of the “Behind the Work” film we saw this Feast. Mr. Armstrong wrote:
During this summer our evangelistic team headed by Roderick C. Meredith has held three dynamic campaigns in England–in Bristol, in Birmingham, and in Manchester–with from 40 to 65 added for God’s Kingdom in each campaign. And let me add that this does not mean a mere “accepting Christ,” or “professing Christ,” or “decision for Christ.” It means full REPENTANCE of sin, and full FAITH in Christ as Saviour not only from past sins, but from any continuance in sin! It means a completely CHANGED LIFE! It means complete CONVERSION, a change from the carnal to a spiritual MIND–from a worldly to a Spirit-filled and Spirit-led LIFE. It means being BEGOTTEN by God’s Holy Spirit as a child of God.
I read that and I thought, “And 51 years later, Roderick C. Meredith is still doing exactly that.”
May all of God’s people be so steadfast.