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Devotional - Sunday, July 16, 2017 197/168

Today's Scripture: "Whom our fathers would not obey, but rejected. And in their hearts they turned back to Egypt."  Acts 7:39

5871. A friendship extends between two people only. JG


See it.

Family flaws

Live it.

Yesterday my wife and I had the pleasure to attend the funeral of Dr. Jerry Glisson, our beloved pastor of Leawood Baptist church for many years. I realize saying the funeral was pleasurable seems wrong. But it was truly a celebration of life where we met many friends whom we've not seen in years. Unfortunately, the longer we live, the frequency of such reunions will increase. In fact, they will continue until so many friends have died, there is no one to celebrate a passing except children and their families who have not died.

Hearing the songs of the Lord's Witness youth choir of the seventies along with John Ellzy was inspiring. The congregation joined in singing the old favorites, "The King is Coming" and "The Church Triumphant." I was especially excited to see one of the men in my Thursday morning prayer band singing in the choir with his wife. I thought I knew a lot about my brother, but I didn't know that Leawood had an influence on his life. It is truly a small world when you look around.

Pray it.

Looking forward, God, sometimes it's good to look back and see our progress.


Keywords: Fathers; Obey; Move

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