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Father Bob’s Final Pastor’s Pen

Dear Church Family,

This is my last Pastor’s Pen from all these years and I want to thank all of you especially those of you who have read these messages and those of you who haven’t I say, Oh, very well” because you can get really spiritual words of wisdom from other places. Of course, I am thinking this last sentence is saying that those of you who did not read the Word of God will find His word in lots of other ways. But I’m thinking that you won’t see this message because you don’t read the Pastor’s  Pen (LOL),

Again, I received so much affirmation and love and I call it “Affirmation Juice” that will l keep me going for another 60 years.

The  Word of God today especially from the Book of Kings talks about the Lord saying to Solomon as he was about to become king, said, “Ask something of me and I will give it to you.”  And Solomon in awe, responds in a beautiful, humble way, “O Lord, my God, you have made me, your servant, king to succeed my father, David; but I am a mere youth, not knowing at all how to act. I serve you in the midst of the people whom you have chosen, a people so vast that it cannot be numbered or counted. Give your servant, therefore, an understanding heart to judge your people and to distinguish right from wrong. So, you can see Solomon’s humble heart in asking for wisdom by having  a humble, understanding heart. what a way to Go to God!!  Just give me a more understanding heart.

The Church has an attitude in Jesus’ parable of searching for the most important thing in the kingdom which is unity with the Lord. Then there is the parable about the person who finds a valuable treasure buried in a field, and he does everything he can do so that he can buy this field and claim this treasure as his own. So intense is his quest for this treasure and that should be us too church. We pray over and over again, “Thy kingdom come.”

In another parable, we see a merchant searching for the finest of pearls and when he finds it, he is overjoyed. So, we too are searching for the treasure, the “kingdom of God” here on earth. So, church family, I go into retirement with this attitude to “perk me up” and you to do the same.


Fr Bob

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One Response to Father Bob’s Final Pastor’s Pen

  1. Tina Golden June 10, 2024 at 2:57 pm #

    Father Bob we love and miss you greatly. Have a enjoyable retirement. (Tina Golden)

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