The Richmond Register

Lifestyles & Community

April 3, 2013

How wonderful heaven must be

Northside News

RICHMOND — The sun certainly does shine brightly on my old Kentucky home today, but it is still very nippy outside.

Oh well! Look on the bright side (no pun intended), the temperatures are supposed to be in the 70s by Friday.

I surely hope the promise of elevated temperatures, along with the assurance of additional sunshine, isn’t a delayed trick someone is intent on playing on Lexington’s weathermen and on all of us, as well.  

The temperature outside feels more like early March than early April, and I don’t think it is going to change things to complain about it.

Anyway, I am a little under the weather (pun pathetically intended), and I prefer to use my energies in ridding myself of this mean virus rather than worrying about being the butt of Mother Nature’s joke.

Time to get serious!

Even with misty-cold rain falling outside this past Easter-Sunday morning, as soon as my alarm clock went off, I was excited to crawl out of bed and get dressed for sunrise services.

I had been waiting anxiously to praise God with like-minded Christians since around 4:30 a.m., which I suppose accounted for the reason I found myself waiting alone in my church parking lot at 6:10 a.m.

Soon, I was feeling whipped by my illness and began driving home when I spied a gathering of people in another lighted, church parking lot.

I mustered just enough energy to whip my car into a spot beside a sweetly-smiling lady, who was quick to invite me to attend Easter sunrise service with her congregation.

How glorious it was for me to be singing praises of worship and thanksgiving to God with a roomful of people I knew nothing about, save their profession of love for the same Master as mine.

I am sure I must have had a taste of what heaven is going to be like one day. I am still feeling the warmth of this kind body of God’s servants.   

Friends, church doors stand wide open all over Madison County. Won’t you take advantage of worshipping God with forgiven servants, who are seeking to walk the correct road home?

I was told Tates Creek Baptist Church was beautifully inspired Easter Sunday by its outstanding choir and bountifully fed with God’s word by its well-schooled and loving pastor.

One report after another came to me of the gloriously successful worship services all over the northern end of the county, as I am sure the entire county enjoyed the same.

The old adage this week is actually a Scripture, and reads as follows, “The light shines in darkness, and darkness comprehends it not.” John 1:5.

Contact me at 527-0411 or email me at with your news and special events.

Until next week, may God bless you and yours.

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