One Small Step

What a week!

We are a fragile lot, you and I. Yes, we sprint along like strong and steady gazelles, but then everything turns on a dime. That was our Monday, and our Tuesday. And … well, you get the point.

What we thought was a simple infection ended up becoming, for my bride, an emergency surgery. Already trying to recover from surgery, it felt like: one step forward, two steps back. Can you relate?

Because of you, friends, Eileen and I could not have experienced more love, support, and encouragement. Thank you. You have been terrific compatriots. You have been the rainbow beyond the gray clouds. You ARE grace extraordinaire!

It is more than comforting to know that every one of our steps is ordered and established by God (Psalm 37:23-25; Proverbs 16:9). Even the steps which feel to us like baby steps. Even the steps which feel backwards.

This morning we are more than grateful for a few steps down a hospital corridor. Thank you, Jesus. As by faith we run the race of life, the “stumbles” along our road surely and stealthily bless us with renewed appreciation for our seemingly minor victories.

One day soon we shall take what seems like one more small step. But it will be in reality like Neil Armstrong’s giant leap. We will leap into eternity. Because Christ first stepped forward in our place … to a cruel cross, a borrowed grave, and then into Paradise … you and I will leap into an eternity free from sin, sickness, and even death.

Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Shake a leg ’til then.


Pastor Charles

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8 comments on “One Small Step
  1. kp says:

    Yay for small steps! Yay for the preparation of the gospel. Good news that is almost too good to be true, but for a cruel cross and a borrowed grave that should be ours. Instead a giant step into eternity.

  2. Tywatha Dyson says:

    Praying for you and Eileen during this bumpy time. We love you both and we hope for a brighter tomorrow for you both. Always in our thoughts and in our pragers.

  3. Stanleys says:

    Love and prayers!

  4. Janet Phelps says:

    Wonderful news!! God is sooo good. We have been praying for Eileen and you! And will continue.. We love you!

  5. jM&Betty Park says:

    Gods richest Blessing for your family, We Love you and are thankful for your ministry, God’s preparing you to face your old age with his Grace. JM is 89 I’m 85 it’s a daily chore!!!!

  6. Pam Estes says:

    Amen, Bro. Charles.

  7. Howard Atkinson says:

    Praise the Lord for your thankful heart and steadfast faith. Our God never fails us and walks with us through the tough things of life. He will give you everything you need and more. Be blessed as you and Eileen lead our church as He leads you.

  8. Sharon White says:

    And you keep on encouraging us to Christ–that’s amazing! Know that you and your bride, your son, your mom and your aunt are prayed over by so many of us in the congregation. You are not in this alone and as we intercede for you we are reminded, ” How great is God’s power that His enemies CRINGE before Him. ”
    What a mighty God we serve. We love you guys!

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