Pastor Connie Barr's Dec. 9 message at New Bethel U.M. Church was titled "Having Faith in God Will Move You From Where You Are to Where God Wants You" and her scripture base was Micah 5:2-5 and Matthew 2:6. She also referred to Galatians 5:22, "but the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance; against such there is no law. This continued in verse 25 and 26, if we live in the spirit, let us also walk in the spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another."
A river runs through my home town. There was a bridge across the river when I was a boy, just a block and a half from my home. I often walked to that bridge, after Mom and Dad decided I was old enough to roam alone, then walked up river.