‘Twas sad as sad could be

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Day’s Verses:

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9

“Love…endures all things.”

1 Cor 13:7

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I humiliated myself today at church. Well, after church. Instead of a sermon, two people gave their testimonies and then they, along with another boy, were baptized. This might sound short. It wasn’t. First of all, I felt very alone for some reason – well I was – and melancholy in general. All the same, that wasn’t bad because I could just sit there next to Mrs. Jarret, the pastor’s wife (she accosted me and sat next to me in a flurry of attempted niceness), and hold very still listening or sing along like I need. Afterwards, however, the pastor and his wife had invited me over to lunch along with the couple who had testified. They had “fellowship” in the lower part of the church, during which people who all knew each other stood around, ate cookies, and talked. I huddled in a corner hoping it would all be over soon, and one of the church members noticed me. He came over and asked why I wasn’t talking to people; I replied that I tended to be shy. “Well,” he said, “Jesus gave us the Great Commission, and how are you ever going to win souls for Christ if you’re scared to talk to people? When you get to heaven, you’ll get a crown and on it will be stars for every person you’ve led to Jesus. You don’t want to go to God empty handed, do you?” Continue Reading >>