The Witness – April 12-18, 2015

First Time Guest – How Does It Feel?

I had a smile on my face as everyone walked into our new multi –purpose building. Some were looking for breakfast, others for their small group, and everyone was looking for a place to sit during worship.

I am sure it was a little uncomfortable for us all. Fortunately we had several folks available to not only show you the way but to actually take you to your destination.

We looked everything over. Mostly shaking our head in the affirmative, but I’m sure there were some that were shaking their head the other way. Everything was new.

We all were a little tentative as to where to park and what to do. We looked around for a smiling face to help ease the awkwardness. No doubt we were excited, but just the same we didn’t want to make any mistakes. After all it was our first time in the building for worship. We were all first time guests!

In just a few weeks everything will become routine and we will know exactly where everything is, and forget about what things look like. That is to be expected.

However, let me ask that you NOT forget the feelings you had as a first time guest. You see, what will become routine and intuitive to you will be a brand new experience for our guests. Let’s assist them as you were assisted. Let’s greet them with the same smile you were greeted with when you first arrived.

What a marvelous time to be a part of the plan and purpose of God for Walnut Street Baptist Church

We Labor Together With God, Wes

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