It's a beautiful cool Sunday evening in Brunswick County, Virginia. We are looking forward to a brightly colored fall.
A few weeks ago, one of our young granddaughters accepted the ordinance of baptism in the name of Jesus. We were blessed to be able to attend with blue surgical masks on.
Young Emrie had decided (with strong encouragement from her mother) to sing a song during the baptismal ceremony.
We had never heard the song before and I made it a point to record her singing it for me when we got back to her house. I wish I could share that video with ya'll.
The words impressed me because they taught how to have peace in this world.
There was no mention of armies or navies, government laws or enforcement.
And, no mention of prisons or fences.
These are the words:
1. Jesus walked in wisdom; Jesus grew in truth.
He showed love to God and man while in His youth.
Jesus wants to guide me. Jesus shows the way,
Calling me to come and walk with Him each day.
2. I can grow like Jesus. I will try each day —
Promising to walk His path and there to stay.
Standing by my Savior, safe within His care,
Step by step I’ll follow, and His love I’ll share.
3. I will trust in Jesus. I will hear His call.
He will never leave me, even when I fall.
Jesus gives me power, lifts and comforts me,
Helping me to live and grow eternally.
Chorus: As I walk with Jesus to my home above,
He will bless me with His Spirit and fill me with His love,
Change my heart forever and help me clearly see.
I will walk with Jesus, and He will walk with me.
So, there you have it folks.
It's a pretty simple formula and some might mock me and say that it's too simple, but I know that it's been working for my family and I've seen it work in many of yours.
And I haven't seen any other system, program, chemical, or public policy that even comes close.
Cindy and I are looking forward to sharing this formula for world peace and happiness with God's children in Japan. Things are looking better for getting a visa in the next couple of weeks.
In the meantime, I hope you don't mind if I share my faith with you, the blessed citizens of Brunswick County.
And with this Covid mess, I have confidence that things are going to work out.