Sherry and I just returned from the state convention in Des Moines. It was once again an inspirational event and I will attempt at the service tomorrow to share what I heard, how it made me feel and the inspiration of the event.
The theme of the convention centered around this passage from Matthew:
Matthew 25:35-40English Standard Version (ESV)
35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers,[a] you did it to me.’
Our keynote speaker was the head of the organization Just Faith. During his address I laughed, got goose bumps, and shed a tear or two. I believe few people left that meeting unmoved or unchanged.
I need to work on my sermon tonight so I must quit but I promise more in a day or two.