Sunday April 27 at
noon Keith Glore, of Commonwealth
Church Finance, will have a 30-minute presentation outlining
the Bond Program that will fund our building program. A prospectus
will be provided for all interested in purchasing bonds. Interest
rates will start at 4% for 6 month bonds and extend out to 7.5%
at 15 years. Bonds can purchased in $250, $500 and $1000 increments.
Mr. Glore is taking appointments on Saturday for those who already
know that they want to purchase bonds.
the presentation a light lunch will be provided in the annex.
A stranger came by the other day with an offer that
set me to thinking. He wanted to buy the old barn that sits out
by the highway. I told him right off he was crazy. He was a city
type, you could tell by his clothes, his car, his hands, and the
way he talked. He said he was driving by and saw that beautiful
barn sitting out in the tall grass and wanted to know if it was
for sale. I told him he had a funny idea of beauty.
Sure, it was a handsome building in its day. But
then, there's been a lot of winters pass with their snow and ice
and howling wind. The summer sun's beat down on that old barn till
all the paint's gone, and the wood has turned silver gray. Now the
old building leans a good deal, looking kind of tired. Yet, that
fellow called it beautiful.
That set me to thinking. I walked out to the field
and just stood there, gazing at that old barn. The stranger said
he planned to use the lumber to line the walls of his den in a new
country home he's building down the road. He said you couldn't get
paint that beautiful. Only years of standing in the weather, bearing
the storms and scorching sun, only that can produce beautiful barn
It came to me then. We're a lot like that, you and
I. Only it's on the inside that the beauty grows with us. Sure we
turn silver gray too... and lean a bit more than we did when we
were young and full of sap. But the Good Lord knows what He's doing.
And as the years pass He's busy using the hard wealth of our lives,
the dry spells and the stormy seasons, to do a job of beautifying
our souls that nothing else can produce. And to think how often
folks holler because they want life easy!
They took the old barn down today and hauled it
away to beautify a rich man's house. And I reckon someday you and
I'll be hauled off to Heaven to take on whatever chores the Good
Lord has for us on the Great Sky Ranch.
And I suspect we'll be more beautiful then for the
seasons we've been through here... and just maybe even add a bit
of beauty to our Father's house.
May today there be peace within you.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you
are meant to be.
"I believe that
friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings
have trouble remembering how to fly.