A Marvelous Creation of God

Hundreds of people gathered around food-filled tables—smiling, laughing, getting to know each other, and talking about life. Kids running around the same tables, also smiling, laughing and getting to know each other, but talking about absolutely nothing. Just outside, people were gathered around the playground, talking, doing the same things. At one point, an impromptu football game broke out. It was an evening of pure Fam Night glory.

Then. after an hour of all that, the children went up to their classes, the junior high and high school students went to their groups. and the adults filed into three different classes—each prayerfully prepared to equip and encourage people in a specific stage of their life. It was wonderful. 

I apologize to all those who tried to register on Wednesday after we had closed registration. But after we broke 500, we felt the need to close it down to ensure we had enough food for everyone. Thank you very much to all those who participated in both enjoying the night and making the night possible. And remember, we still have five more Fam Nights to go. Woo hoo!

This Sunday we will continue with our Why We Do series. I will be preaching about singing and music in the Bible, church history, and today. To prepare you, I thought I would share this quote by the reformer (and at times hilarious) Martin Luther: 

"I, Doctor Martin Luther, wish all lovers of the unshackled art of music, grace and peace from God the Father and from our Lord Jesus Christ!

I truly desire that all Christians would love and regard as worthy the lovely gift of music, which is a precious, worthy, and costly treasure given to mankind by God.

A person who gives this some thought and yet does not regard music as a marvelous creation of God, must be a clodhopper indeed and does not deserve to be called a human being; he should be permitted to hear nothing but the braying of asses and the grunting of hogs."

By His grace and for His glory,