The Best News

Sunday was a great day!  Our Sunday services were full of wonderful people.  Pam and I had an open house and many came to celebrate all that God has provided and done.  The house will always be a testimony of the love and generosity of God’s people.  He has blessed us greatly through many of you and we are truly grateful.  Sunday was a great day, but that’s not all.

At about 8 PM I received a phone call.  From the caller ID it appeared to be Jeff, a dear friend and brother in the Lord.  I answered, “Hello, this is Jim.”  But the voice on the other end wasn’t Jeff’s.  The voice was much younger and replied, “Hello Pastor Jim, this is Mathew.”  Mathew is seven years old.  “Hello Mathew,” I said, “How are you?”  He said that he called because he had some news.  He explained that he had prayed to ask Jesus to be his Lord and Savior and that he wanted to be baptized.  Sunday was a great day and the good news of Mathew’s salvation made it one of the best ever!  There is no better news than that someone has come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.  Praise God!

There are many lessons we can glean from this short phone call:  How God uses loving families to lead children to Christ; the importance of affirming our children’s salvation by sharing the good news; The joy that accompanies the testimony of a new believer; one of the greatest blessings realized in the life of a pastor; the start of something big for the Kingdom of God and the list goes on.

I am thankful for the many blessings God has bestowed on me- but phone calls and testimonies like these rank among the highest.  We are building the Kingdom of God together- to Him be all glory forever and ever, amen.

Pray for young Mathew- and praise God for his salvation,

Love in Christ,

Pastor Jim