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Monday, March 14, 2011
Like a Thief in the Night
Last night our church was robbed. Yup. Apparently there aren't enough easy marks around this area to break into, so these cads had to go into the House of God to get their petty spoils. Took two guitars, a guitar amplifier and effects pedal, a keyboard, and a monitor speaker. Snuck in through the gymnasium side door, which apparently had not been pulled shut tightly enough to engage the lock. We don't have theft of contents insurance--only catastrophic coverage--and even if we had, the $1,000 deductable would've made the point moot. So we lost some of our stuff, some of the tools we use for Praise and Worship services.
Things are replaceable. We worry not about somehow replacing them. Our people and friends will rally, work together and find a way to restock the Praise Band's equipment. It's not the loss of 'things' that troubles me enough to compose and publish this short post. No. It's the loss of the soul that troubles me, that gives me pause for great concern.
Obviously, if you are reading this and could help with a donation of musical equipment and/or cash with which to replace the things we have been relieved of, that would be greatly appreciated ... but more importantly ...
Please join me, Pastor Dana, and the rest of SLM's congregation in prayer for the person or persons who stole from us. An act like this--taking from the church, stealing in like cowards under cloak of darkness in the wee hours of the morning--is evidence of lost souls, a sad state of disconnection from God. A morose madness of the mind, heart, and soul.
Jesus has promised He will come "as a thief in the night," when we least expect it. Let us pray together that whoever took what was not theirs from the church last night will find Him, repent, be forgiven and made whole--a new creation in Christ--before the end of days and the point of no return.
God bless you all , thank you for taking the time to read this, and thank you in advance for your help in whatever capacity it is possible.
Rejoice in the Lord today, and every day! God is Good!
Your Friend, Marvin D Wilson (the Old Silly himself)
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