Edwin M. Temple
Brooke L. Wright
Church Office Hours
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16, 17
On Thanksgiving Day, Edee and I saw a stray dog stop for a stop sign in North Carrollton, Mississippi. I kid you not! As we approached the main intersection in town, we saw a stray dog approaching it from our right. He walked up to the stop sign and immediately came to a full stop. As we passed by, we saw him look to the left and to the right before continuing down the street. It was the most amazing sight I’ve ever seen! In North Carrollton, even the animals obey the law!
In the study of Holy Scripture, we are taught God’s way of righteousness. This past Sunday, Ed Woodall and the children lit the candle of Hope on our Advent wreath. This is a time to truly hear and heed the message of righteousness in Holy Scripture. As that stray dog somehow knew enough to obey the law and stop for traffic, we should seek to learn and obey God’s will as expressed in Holy Scripture. Our hope in life is made manifest in our faithful and obedient response to the “Good News” of our Savior’s birth, life, death, resurrection and ascension. As the Advent season unfolds let’s “stop, look and listen” to see and hear the many gracious ways in which God calls us to new life.
I’ll see you in church on Sunday!