Sunday, 6 July 2008

Rochester is moving on

After these 120 years, the Rochester Corps is moving on. Celebrating a rich history and a God-honouring present, it is clear they plan to go forward in the name of Christ. Based upon what we witnessed this weekend, they're ready and willing. Hallelujah!

Isn't today as important for every corps? Do we need an anniversary to stimulate our courage and hope for tomorrow? I'm sure you're getting the point. So what about your corps and what about you? Looking for the moment to move in God's direction? I see that moment as now. God's ready.

2 Corinthians 6:2 (MSG)
2 God reminds us, I heard your call in the nick of time; The day you needed me, I was there to help. Well, now is the right time to listen, the day to be helped.


Connie Gilchrist said...

Yes, sorry I missed out on Rochester this time, but I remember a little bit about it when I was stationed there as a young officer 47 years ago. We used to do a lot of collecting in those days to supplement our salary. (Once a week standing in the main street for starters, when I recall having the opportunity to witness to a man who hoped to be among 144,000 who would go to heaven. I reminded him of the "number that no-one could count" and told him that I had received assurance that I would be there.) Conditions for officers have improved since then, but really the work was just the same and I did not resent the collecting. I used those times to talk to people about the Lord. I met some long time residents of Rochester recently who spoke warmly about the Army and who had obviously taken note of the life of someone who was "changed" at the Army. That gave me food for thought.
Commissioner I think we do need prompting from time to time to get us going, take connections as an example. I've been thinking a lot about us since then.

Jim Knaggs said...

Thanks, Connie.