A Blessed Life (30)
From Ebenezer to Community Church was an easy transition. I had already built some relationships with folks at Community, and so upon resignation from Ebenezer, our family began attending HCC. This was when the church was meeting at the Corral Center, and was being led by the eldership. There was no senior pastor, but there were four former pastors attending at that time. I was asked to preach from time to time, and eventually was the only one of the four to stay. By a process of elimination and divine providence, I became the teaching pastor, and in time the senior pastor. In 1986, our current sanctuary was built and the church had a meeting place to call home. The rest, as they say, is history.
Now in the thirty-third year of ministry at Community Church I am thankful that God led me to the right place at the right time in my life. At age 72 I look back on how God has blessed and directed me by His grace. His grace has brought me this far, and I am confident His grace will lead in the future. I am learning that grace is not a one time experience; it is a provision for life.
To this point in recounting some of the events in my life focus has been on the highlights that reflect the blessings of God from my birth to the present. There are many more that could be mentioned. In no way would I ever want to imply that such blessings came because I earned or was deserving of them They came because God is in the blessing business, and He has a storehouse filled with grace. When one lists even some of the blessings of grace it can sound a little boastful. Please allow me to dispel any such idea with clear words from God’s Holy Word. “If anyone is going to boast, let him boast only of what the Lord has done.” (I Corinthians 1:31) Through twists and turns, and even sin along the road, grace has been the path beneath my feet.
– Terry A. Morrison