I am always apprehensive when going to a new church while on vacation. I watch and wait to see what uncomfortable thing is going to happen next. But it was different this time. The people were friendly. The music was God honoring and very enjoyable. When we stood to introduce ourselves as visitors and we told them why we were in Wisconsin, they all clapped for Andrew and several after the service thanked him for his service in Iraq. The pastor’s sermon was amazing and just what I needed to hear. He was down to earth and used lots of Scripture to make his points (I love that). I wasn’t planning on taking notes, but I was compelled to not let it go. I will definitely use what he taught today to help others along the way.
On the way out I was going to tell him that I appreciated him and his church but when we walked out, he was distracted by someone and we walked right past him. But true to form of a pastor who truly has God’s hand on his life, when he saw us, his visitors, walk by without being greeted, he stopped his conversation abruptly and chased us down so he would not miss the opportunity to make us feel welcome.
Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about!
What an encouragement to me to see that there really are other churches out there that are doing what they’re supposed to do. Here’s the web site of Wyldewood Baptist Church. If I lived in Oshkosh, WI, I’d go to this church.
“God reserves His best for those who leave the choice to Him.” Pastor Randy King