When I was in Richmond this week I stopped by the First Baptist Church to tour the facilities and take a gander at the famous bell in the courtyard. I am a civil war buff, and the tour given Rachelle and me by the gracious Senior Pastor's secretary was very enjoyable. At the conclusion of our walk around the church we ran into Dr. Peter James Flamming, the Senior Pastor of FBC Richmond for the past quarter century. Dr. Flamming gave me a book that contains twelve messages he preached at FBC Richmond. The first message was a very enjoyable read entitled "Punching Holes in the Darkness."
Without going into detail regarding the message, the theme revolved "the beautiful feet of those who share good news" from the book of Isaiah. Dr. Flamming's challenge to his congregation was that they be people who make it a priority to share good news, and in so doing, punch a hole in the darkness around them.
In line with that theme, I would like to use this weekend for commentators on this blog to share some good news about the International Mission Board, whether it be the trustees, administrators, missionaries, support staff, or anecdotal stories about the great things being accomplished by the IMB.
Some have alleged blogs are mostly negative. Though I disagree, I would like to be very intentional in doing my part to get the word out about the good things regarding the IMB.
Come, let's punch some holes together.
In His Grace,