I have served on the board for over 20 years (I would probably have to ask Martha when I started) and believe it is time for a change. I recently advised the Elder Board that I will be stepping down from the board in September. When I look back over those years, SRC (MBC when I started) has changed dramatically. Change is not always easy - in fact it can be downright painful! I have learned many lessons during those years and God has used them all to shape and mold me. As I leave the board I would encourage the Elders and the church to continue to follow the leading of God. One thing that I can attest to is that God has always been faithful - providing whatever was needed at just the right time. It has been an honor and privilege to serve God, and this church, and I will continue to pray for His blessing upon us. “Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus” Phil 3:13-14
The last month has been exhausting! I am glad to see November 8th come and go. I have never witnessed the extreme negativity and bantering that occurred between candidates and those that supported them (and that includes those of us who call ourselves Christians). Unfortunately, all mankind is flawed – we all bear the marks of sin in our lives. It is easy to look at others and judge, not so easy to look at ourselves. Romans 12:23 tells us to “be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” I am hopeful that our President elect will surround himself with qualified men and women who will give him sound advice. I will try and be patient and give him a chance to lead. As scriptures requires of us, I will be praying for him and that he make sound decisions. But above all I rely upon our God that His will be done for this great nation in which we live. God Bless America!