Refreshed and Ready
It is almost time to retire on Sunday evening after three days off from walking. As Barbara posted already, Sabbath was full and delightful.
Sunday has been a day full of blessings. We went to the Calvary Church of God for 9:00 am breakfast, answering an invitation from a youth named Hannah Grace. Her father prepared six farm-fresh eggs for me which was a special order. Barbara and I enjoyed some fresh fruit and juice as we partook in their early morning devotional for the ministry team.
After breakfast, Chris (father of Hannah Grace) gave us the tour of their facilities, and to our surprise, Pastor Brown gave us a donation to cover some of our fuel expenses. What a blessing it was to visit these active believers. They are known in the community for their programs.
Barbara and I attended the worship service at Westminster Baptist Church after leaving the church of God. Pastor Randy is a proper man — articulate with words. He reminded us that “freedom is never free” as he elaborated on the sacrifice made by the Father and HIs Son to set us free from sin. At the close of the service, Pastor Randy invited their mission team to stand in front for special prayer, and he also asked Barb and I to come forward as well. The deacons laid hands on us for a time of prayer that our mission might be successful and blessed of God.
Following church services, and after washing our clothes at the coin laundry in Westminster, we opted to eat at Yousef’s Kitchen near the Laundry. We had eaten there on Thursday at their invitation for a free meal. While eating, a crippled lady came to our table and laid down two dollars saying, “God bless you and have a safe trip.” Then, as I was standing at the cash register ready to pay for our meals, a biker came over and grabbed the ticket from my hand saying, “That’s mine.”
We went over to the table where four “Christian bikers” were sitting, and they were very supportive, giving us the blessing, “We’re behind you all the way.”
Later in the day, I talked on the phone with Daniel who is traveling across America west to east on a mission for God. He has been held up in Flagstaff, AZ for three weeks suffering an infection. God blessed him with care-takers who love our LORD. Daniel is determined to meet me in Oklahoma later this year; so, may God’s will be done.
As I make preparations to retire for the day, I am praying that 4:00 am will find me “refreshed and ready” for a long walk on Monday.