By Glenda Williams, BNc correspondent
Geneva, Ala (BNc) — “Wanda, I’ve come to church today because you kept inviting me,” Sue Holland said to Wanda Hensley on a recent Sunday morning. Wanda had invited Sue several times and she didn’t come, but Wanda did not stop inviting her. She kept inviting.
Sue came recently and brought her two young grandsons. She came back for the Sunday evening worship that night. When the invitation was extended, Sue went forward and asked for prayers for forgiveness of her sins. She hasn’t missed a service of the church since coming that first Sunday morning.
This writer heard Mid McKnight say during a gospel meeting, Luverne, AL years ago, that if someone had been inviting us to come to worship and we were lost and never went, on the day of judgment we would wish they had invited us just one more time.
May this serve as an encouragement for us to never stop inviting others to worship.
As a teenage girl, I prayed to marry a preacher. I knew no one who was desiring to be a preacher but each night I knelt by my bed and prayed, “Lord, if I am capable of being a preacher’s wife I would like to marry a preacher. If not, just let me marry a Christian.” God answered that prayer for me. Our local preacher, Jerry Humphries, preached in two gospel meetings that summer and invited a young man from Alabama Christian College (now Faulkner University) to preach in his absence. He brought his girlfriend with him so that took him out of the running. But when I learned they were coming back in a week or so, I asked if they didn’t have some fine young man they could bring down and let me meet. The girl thought for a minute, snapped her fingers and said, “Old Doug.” Old Doug and I have been married 53 years and have two children and two grandchildren. All our children are faithful members of the church. God is so good. I love Him so.