The Pastor's Pen
This Christmas Season came much faster than last year.It's almost as if Christmas comes every six months now. That's because the older we get, the faster the clock seems to click. Young people don't see the clock ticking that way. For most young people, ages 6 thru let's say about 18, it seems time is not fast enough. But the older we get, time seems to go faster, although time is time, and it always ticks the same no matter how old we are.
Christmas, even though to some of us seems to come around faster than it use to, is still about the birth of God's Son and what He did on Calvary. Much too often we seem to lose sight of what this season is all about. My life's verse is from the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 6:33, which instructs us to seek first the Lord and His kingdom and all else will fall into place in our lives. Church, that also includes the Christmas Season. It's my fervent prayer that each one of you will have a Merry Christmas this year and every year after, or until HE comes to take us all home one day soon.
Keep Jesus The Reason For The Season! Merry Christmas!
- Preacher Chuck
Peace Free Will Baptist Church
Rev. Chuck Thornton, Pastor Cell: 864-497-7953 Church: 864-579-4762
1195 Old Converse Road, Spartanburg, S.C. 29307
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 170835, Spartanburg, SC. 29301
Preacher Chuck is a Spartanburg native. He graduated from Spartanburg High School and attended Spartanburg Community College and Beaver Creek Bible Institute. He is married to Libby Bullman Thornton and has two children, Dawn Thornton Guy and Charles Thornton II (Chip). He is the proud grandfather of five granddaughters - Dru, Daphne, Delaney and Daelyn Guy and Selah Thornton and grandson Jake. He is a member of the Palmetto Conference of the Free Will Baptist, where he serves as Clerk. His hobbies are hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.