Red Jeep Journal
June 1, 2017
I like to tell the story of my visit to Johnson Canyon in the Canadian Rockies. The water roaring down through the rocky river-banks of the canyon was a unique hue of blue-green. I asked our host and guide Jared, “Why is the water that color?”
He said; “It glacial water. The water is from snow melt high on the mountains. From early fall into late spring snow gathers up in the mountains. When it mets it runs down through this canyon carrying minerals that give it that blue-green color.”
People who know me know that I am a story-teller. But I don’t tell stories to entertain. I tell the stories of the Bible or I tell stories to illustrate or apply Bible truths. Getting the truth of the Bible into your soul is like snow on the mountains. Sometimes learning Bible truth has an immediate affect. More often it is like snow on the mountain. Over the weeks, and months, and years it melts and runs down into our lives and makes life flourish.
I get to teach the Word all summer long and into the fall in churches and in camps. According to the promises of God it will bring life to those who receive it. (Read Isaiah 55:9-10)
Sunday morning after preaching in St. Clair two different people came up to me and tearfully said; “Pastor, that message was for ME today… It was for ME…” It is a powerful thing to simply read, explain, and apply the Word of God to the lives of people. After over four decades of ministry of the Word it still surprises and delights me to have someone tell me that power effect of the Word of God. That is what I get to do almost every single day all summer long in about five or six states and two countries.
Thanks for praying and thanks for those of you who are sharing gifts to keep George the Red Jeep on road so I can teach the Word like snow on the mountains.
Band of Brothers, Hillsdale County, St. Clare and Indiana
Since I last wrote a Red Jeep Journal I spoke to a men’s group called Band of Brothers sponsored by Oakwood Community Church, pastored by Don Jackson, drove into beautiful Hillsdale County to preach at Mom and Dad’s church and, last Sunday, I discovered that St. Clair Shores and St. Clair are different cities with similar names. I had a delightful time preaching in both services of Crossroads Community Church in China Township, Michigan. Sunday I will return to Bremen, Indiana for morning and evening services.
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