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June 8th, 2014

Written by Jerry Carlisle. Posted in Pastor's Blog

What a joy to celebrate our graduating high school seniors!  As a congregation we gather to bless them and to rejoice in what God will do with these young men and women.  As I’ve been saying at FBC Plano since these graduates were beginning first grade, “All the students at our church are above average.”    With apologies to Garrison Keelor for borrowing his line, I simply believe it’s true!  Makes me wonder, “Who knows what the Lord will do through these young lives as they follow Him with all their hearts?”  You and I just never know—but the Lord knows perfectly.

This evening, we have the privilege of hearing from Lana and Myron Witmore in the Great Hall following the brief church business meeting that begins at 6:00 p.m.  The Witmores have lived in our church missionary residence (aka “the Harrington House”) for the past several months.  Shortly after marrying in 1982, they moved to Toronto and worked with Asian immigrants.  In 1984, they followed the Lord’s direction to India, then back to North Carolina.  Appointed by the International Mission Board in 1997, they returned to India and served as strategy coordinators for the Awadhi people for about 12 years.  The Lord led them to south India in 2009 to work with an unreached people group, then to Chennai to train grassroot national workers.  Their plan going forward is to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to work with internationals in that great city. 

When Lana and Myron Witmore graduated from high school, their congregations probably wondered, “Who knows what the Lord will do through these young lives as they follow Him with all their hearts?”  You and I just never know—but the Lord knows perfectly.

We have a wonderful opportunity to bring friends and neighbors to hear God’s Good News next Sunday night as our Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra present “God Bless America” at 7:00 p.m.  You can be certain I will be sharing the gospel of Christ in simple and clear terms that night.  “Who knows what they Lord will do through our lives as we follow Him with all our hearts?”  You and I just never know—but the Lord knows perfectly.

I look forward to following the Lord together with you—with all our hearts.  The Lord knows perfectly.