I will be preaching next Sunday and I have been looking at II Timothy chapter 4. Paul is at the end of his faith journey and he asks for three things while he is in prison. One of those three things was a coat.
A coat! He doesn’t ask for an attorney or people to come see him. He doesn’t ask for an army to come break him out. Prison cells back then in 60 AD weren’t like the prison cells of today. The cells were underground, carved out of stone, damp and cold without heating and air and showers. He wanted a coat for warmth to give him comfort.
Don’t we want the same things? Someone as we get older, with whom to share our lives, to share our success. When you have a great day and achieve a goal, or win an award, you want someone to share it with.
TD Jakes says that so many people are so consumed with climbing the the so-called ladder of success that, by the time they reached the pinnacle, their families may not be there, and when they retire, or slow down, they have no one with whom to share their success with or give them a coat for comfort. Don’t let anything keep you from the ones you love. Sometimes your coat of comfort is right through your front door.
Matthew 11:19 (PH) reads
“The Son of Man came enjoying life.”
Enjoy the people around you. Enjoy life each Sunday with the people who you have bible study and worship with. Enjoy the moment. Enjoy the fellowship at Piedmont. Don’t always be in a hurry each Sunday. Enjoy the comfort of being with a church family that loves you and accepts you unconditionally. Life is so short!
Thank you for your support of Love Does for September. Piedmont Church raised over $12k for cancer programs such as the CURE that deals with childhood cancer and Loving Arms that ministers to families and individuals who are battling cancer.
Make sure you grab your shoe box and fill it for October’s Love Does project, in the east hall. Piedmont is working with Samaritan’s Purse for Operation Christmas Child that provides shoe boxes filled with great toys and love for needy children around the world.
Please continue to go to www.cobblifemagazine.com and vote for Christmas At Piedmont for Cobb’s best festival. So proud that Christmas At Piedmont is up for that award.
Please mark on your calendars Dec. 9th and 10th for Christmas At Piedmont. Help me pray for great weather. We already have 34 schools and local dance troops coming to perform. What an opportunity for our church to reach out and show God’s love.
I love serving with all of you! Have fun today and enjoy the moments with the people you love and those you meet today.
“Spend the most time with the people who will cry the most at your funeral.”
- Bill Purvis