A Pastor's Thoughts by Mike Trimble
January 10, 2016
Sunday Message - January 3, 2016
Jan 10, 2016 10:38:28 PM
'Till The Storm Passes By
'Til the storm passes over, 'Til the thunder sounds no more; 'Til the clouds roll forever from the sky, Hold me fast, let me stand, In the hollow of Thy hand; Keep me safe 'til the storm passes by.
Undeserved - Beyond The Sunset
G.K. Chesterton — 'There is no way in which a man can earn a star or deserve a sunset.' On my way from Tulare to Visalia, while making visits this week I stopped along the side of the road to admire these majestic oaks. The timing was perfect and I watched The Lord paint another masterpiece across the skies. All the way home I whistled the tune of Beyond The Sunset. When I got home that night I looked the lyric up and fell in love with the story behind the hymn. On a summer evening in 1936 Virgil and Blanch Brock attended dinner at a friends home in Indiana. After having enjoyed an amazing sunset over Winona Lake the group talked about the sunset, how the sky turned orange and the reflection on the water made the lake look like it was on fire. Virgil's cousin, Horace Burr, was at the table that night listening to everyone speak of the splendor they had all witnessed. Horace, who had been blind since birth and never had the opportunity to see a sunset for himself, exclaimed with excitement, "That is the most amazing sunset I have ever seen!". Virgil asked him...
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