Archive for July 26th, 2017

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Psalm 51:12 

“Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me by Your generous Spirit.”

Wrecking yards are wonderful places. Vehicles that have been in accidents or experienced mechanical failures are brought to the yard just waiting to be parted out. When you need a spare part for your car and do not have the funds to buy a new part, a wrecking yard can be a blessing. God also has a wrecking yard.

A friend from my year of service at St. Anthony, Newfoundland, Canada, sent me a message that Rev. Bob Harrington had died. Bob Harrington was once known as the Chaplain of Bourbon Street. Back in Newfoundland we spent many hours listening to his messages on reel-to-reel tapes (the latest and greatest in modern technology 50 years ago).

It was heartbreaking to hear the news many years ago that Bob Harrington turned his back on the Lord and went the way of the world. I am sure that Satan danced with glee that this servant of the Lord had fallen from grace. That is until God sent another one of His servants to restore His lost child.

One day a call came from a pastor friend of Bob’s urging him to return to the fold of God. Bob answered that call and was used of God — once again he became effective in winning souls for Christ. Perhaps not as good as new, but try telling that to a soul saved by grace!

May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions!

– – – Pastor Cecil