Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Thrill of Fellowship


I love the thrill that I feel when I get together with
God’s wonderful people
What a sight just to see all the happy faces
Praising God in heavenly places
Love the thrill that I feel when I get together with
God’s wonderful people.”

My last post talked about the long bus rides I have been taking and their significance to me. Last Wednesday, that’s exactly what I took again – a long bus ride.

The student Pastors 
The Convention Baptist Ministers Association (CBMA) had its national assembly last week and the students at our Bible School (NNBBC) which I plan to write about in the near future, were to perform a few numbers during the Institution Night.


Our school is relatively small in comparison to the other Bible institutions under the Convention. So,  it was understandable why all our students were a little jittery while waiting for their turn.  I, too, who was assigned to be the narrator had butterflies eagles fighting inside my stomach. In the many years that I have been into public speaking, I have not been nervous like I was that night. There were over a thousand pastors and church workers in attendance. I have spoken to an audience bigger than that but somehow, that night, I. WAS. JUST. VERY. NERVOUS!

Set Free Skit
Light of a Million Mornings

The students performed 3 numbers that depict unity in the body of Christ. It was grace displayed. Considering our limitations in time and resources, it was really God's Grace that helped us pull through.  The performances were very amazing, people were touched and God was glorified. After the performance, people couldn’t stop talking about it. There’s a reason why people can’t get over it. There’s a history that has God’s providence written all over it. Story for another day!

But there’s something that really left an impression in my heart. It is the overwhelming warmth of the pastors. As I watched them gather in small circles, talk about random things, I can hear them laugh like they have no cares in the world. (And to think, pastoring a church is one of the most stressful work there could ever be.) Their clothes depict simplicity yet they have a posture of contentment.  It was really wonderful sitting down with them and getting some of that energy and unwavering spirit in serving the Lord.
Young and Older  pastors taking a break 

It’s now Saturday and I still can't shake off that wonderful feeling of being with people who share the same passion as I do. It is meet-ups like this that encourage me to sing…

“ I love the thrill that I feel when I get together with
God’s wonderful people
What a sight just to see all the happy faces
Praising God in heavenly places
Love the thrill that I feel when I get together with
God’s wonderful people.”
My kind of Guys!! A photo opportunity with some of my  Young Pastor-friends..with a few older ones! I love being with them. Inspiring!

5 comments:

  1. I enjoy the thought, "The Thrill of Fellowship" (even if I'm not too keen on designated pastors myself).

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  2. This is so sweet, may God bless you

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  3. Awwww. You clearly had a lotta fun. I wanna be part of something too. *sigh* Well ... some day, I guess. LOL.

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