I mentioned earlier that I bought a little something
in the shop in La Grange.
Well, here it is...
a little black book!
When I opened it, this is what I found...
Intrigued, I turned to the next page and
found notes for a sermon...
...and a few pages later, a list of sermons
this young man had preached.
It was priced at $4 and was 40% off,
So, for $2 and some change, I decided
to buy this bit of history.
My curiosity was piqued...who was the young man,
what became of him, and how did his "little black book"
end up in an antique store in Georgia.
I did a little research and found a man with the same man
who died in 2005 at the age of 85.
He was a Methodist pastor and a professor of theology
at a Georgia university.
I have no idea if the two men are indeed the same man.
But, I can see how, maybe after an estate sale,
some of his things may have made their way to this store.
Finding this book reminded me of all the
faithful men and women who have come before us.
Those who have taught and preached and prayed.
Those who have raised their children to love God
and to walk in obedience to Him
Those who have been willing to stand alone
for what is right...willing to die,
if necessary to defend their faith.
How grateful I am for the foundation they
built...for my own personal family and
for our country.
They were heroes of the faith!
Then this question came to mind...will those who come
after me be able to call me faithful?
Will my life be viewed as one of
love, obedience, and integrity?
It's something to think about...