Pastor's Pen, June 2013

I see trees of green........ red roses too
I see em bloom..... for me and for you
And I think to myself.... what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue..... clouds of white
Bright blessed days....dark sacred nights
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world.

The colors of a rainbow.....so pretty ..in the sky
Are also on the faces.....of people ..going by
I see friends shaking hands.....sayin.. how do you do
They're really sayin......I love you.

I hear babies cry...... I watch them grow
They'll learn much more.....than I'll never know
And I think to myself .....what a wonderful world

(written by Weiss, Douglass, and Thiele)

Those are the words to a song Louis Armstrong sings.  It reminds me of summer in many ways.  We seem to look forward to summer more than any other time of the year. Beginning with Memorial Day Weekend and ending Labor Day Weekend, summer is filled with holidays, family reunions, picnics, vacations, camps, swimming, baseball games, hot dogs, hamburgers, strawberries, watermelons, peaches, and homemade ice cream.  Okay, I probably listed too many things and yet still didn't cover all that summer holds for us.  Summer is a wonderful time.

And it's a wonderful world we see when we walk with Jesus.  Try walking with Jesus this summer through worship, Bible study, and fellowship.  You may very well discover this world is indeed wonderful and this summer indeed a joyful time.

We are meeting for lunch on Wednesdays through the summer.   Come join us as we consider the benedictions of Paul.

Tommy

PS—Here’s a link to Louis Armstrong singing the song—http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2VCwBzGdPM

Tommy

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