-Kept And Cared For-
Job 10:12 - "You have granted me life and favour, and Your visitation has preserved my spirit."
I'm sure that most of us older folks would love it if there was an anti-aging cream invented. Of course we all know that nothing like that has ever been invented. Whether we spend five, fifty, or five hundred dollars on products, gravity and aging will still take it's toll. It seems that we sag in all the wrong places as we get older.
Even worse than that is the toll that life takes on us in this sin-sick world we live in. It attacks our spirit, and a sagging spirit can never be replaced by lotions, creams, or miracle medical procedures. We live and work with lost people. Our loved ones face challenges and, as much as we would like to help, there are times that we can't. We say things we wish we could take back. We act many times before we think. The very weight of all those things can make our spirit sag.
In times such as these it's good to know that we do not have to bear the weight of our problems by ourselves. For our Creator is also our Preserver, our Care-Taker. He has promised to preserve our Spirit by taking our cares, bearing our burdens with us and for us.
In the Gospel of Matthew 11:28, it was the Lord Jesus Christ who said to each one of us, "Come unto Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
ETERNAL LIFE!! Life that never ages, never fades, never sags, and never trickles away!! Our lives here on earth will one day come to an end. But the life GOD gives through FAITH and HIS SON is forever!!!
JOHN 3:16 is the foundation of life after this life!!! TRUST ALWAYS!!
- Preacher Chuck
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.
The Pastor's Pen
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