The Pastor's Pen
The Bible says, "Know ye that the Lord he is God; it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture." Psalm 100:3
We are a product of the Almighty God of Heaven, creator of heaven and earth. He took the time to mold and shape us in his image. This is a glorious tribute to God's amazing love and grace that he wanted to have a relationship with us. That He would take the time to give me even a thought, just think of it, it is a highlight in my life.
The Grand creator of Heaven and earth of the universe and beyond, wants to have relationships with us. What a grand thought! That royalty would care about a little peasant like me. That a Heavenly Father would consider an orphan and love him. It makes my heart rejoice! I can't imagine how He can take notice of me - it is truly amazing! It gives me self worth. Me - who owns hardly anything and so undeserving!!
But the truth is man is no more responsible for his making than he is for creating the universe. That was God's grand performance. The fact that we are accepted in the Lord's delight is to our great fortune. If we got what we deserved, we would probably all be in hell today. BUT FOR GOD and HIS MERCY!! Had His mercy not come our way, you can only describe His action as LOVE! And oh how He loves you and me. And oh how His love feels!
Keep serving Him and loving Him cause He loves us!
- Preacher Chuck
Peace Free Will Baptist Church
Rev. Chuck Thornton, Pastor Cell: 864-497-7953 Church: 864-579-4762 email@example.com
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.