Sunday 14th September 2014
“The Lord your God is with you, His Power restores you endlessly, the Lord will take delight in you and rejoice in you with love” . It was only the beginning of the meeting and yet there was a promise for each and every person in the hall already. They were words sung by the Singing Company (Junior Choir) featuring Jacob and Jessica, who sang beautifully.
Just like last Sunday morning there was to be the enrolment of another Senior Soldier, but that would be where the similarities ended. It was to be a completely different morning. Unlike last week when two young folk were showing their willingness to devote their lives to Christ, Colin Medlycot has already given many years service to God even before coming to the Salvation Army. It was a few years ago that Colin first visited the ‘Army ‘ and after some time decided to make this his Church and became an Adherent, but today he was making a further commitment by becoming a Senior Soldier, having signed the Salvation Army’s Articles of Faith and promising to live by these and working to bring Christ to the world we live in. Colin was joined by family and friends and gave thanks for having them in his life. Colin spoke later in the meeting of his wish to be a Beacon so it was no surprise to have the song “Shine Jesus Shine”. In his message, Colin quoted words of the Dalai Lama “ give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reason to stay.” This is the circle of life and , no doubt, exciting adventures wait just around the corner. Once again the musical sections choice of music was applicable to the occasion. The Senior Band playing “Just As I Am”, the YP Band playing “In His Time’ and the Songsters singing words taken from Ephesians 6: 10-18, “If you would be Strong”. The meeting ended with the song “What a Friend We have in Jesus”.
We pray Gods special Blessings on Colin as he begins this new chapter in his service to God and ministry through this Church.