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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

We All Scream For Ice Cream!

Every year on the last Wednesday night of the school year, our congregation has an ice cream celebration. Ladies sign up to bring ice cream, toppings, cookies, and brownies.

I usually make ice cream shaped sugar cookies, but this year my daughter, Lauren, made them. Thanks, Lauren! As you can see, we always have plenty of sweet treats!

Tonight, just as we were getting ready to serve, someone announced that a young lady had decided to become a Christian and was going to be baptized! We all hurried back over to to church building to be part of that special event and then back to the fellowship building part to enjoy the ice cream, cookies, and brownies. It reminded me of Phillip teaching the Ethiopian eunuch and he said, "Look, here is water. Why shouldn't I be baptized?"(Acts 8:26-39) The chariot stopped right then. Tonight we stopped right where we were (well, we had to walk next door, but the young girl was already there!) and this young girl became a child of God!

Our friend Jimmy allowed me to snap a photo of his lovely ice cream sundae! Thanks, Jimmy!

The sundae makes a good illustration of the Lord's Church. Christ is the base - the bowl. We are the ice cream. The ice creams come in different flavors and different textures. As Christians, we are all different. None of us are made exactly alike. Now for the toppings. There are many different toppings - caramel, chocolate, fruits, whipped toppings, and nuts. We all have different talents, different abilities, different personalities. We all have different roles to fill in God's Kingdom. And the cherry on top? That's the fellowship we have with one another, and the fellowship we have with God because of our relationship with His Son, Jesus. The church, which is rejected by so many in the world today, is one of the greatest part of being a child of God!

Romans 12:4-5 "Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others."

1 comment:

A.Marie said...

Praise The Lord!! How Awesome to read about another Child of God!! I don't even know the young gal, but I had tears in my eyes thinking of how the Angel's in Heaven were REJOICING!!

I found your blog through Helene's, and I just love it.
The music was so incredibly uplifting, and filled my soul with such peace and joy.

May you have a very blessed day, and I'll be back! :) Those cookies looked delicious, by the way!

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