Thursday, December 01, 2005

"He c me true"

You might be wondering about the title that I chose for this post but please hold that thought for now. Tonight at our young adults meeting we had a special speaker all the way from Jamaica- Pastor Joseph Flemmings. The story in itself of how he came to be here and how he met my Dad is quite amazing. Pastor Joseph is a chef by trade and spent many years onboard cruise ships preparing food like you see in these pictures. He is very talented and also very entertaining when he makes these creations. It was fun to have him teach me how to make a cucumber look like a tulip (treelip). As he made these different things he kept saying, "it has to come from inside you, it's a gift from God, that's the only way I can explain it". Pastor Joseph has somthing else that's inside him, a passion and a zeal to tell people about God and give them the gospel. The message that he brought to our group tonight was one of encouragement to trust God with our youth, to enjoy being young but to remember that we are accountable to God. This brings us back to the title that I chose. "He c me tru" is how Joseph put it, we would say "He saw me through". I added the "e" on the end and it almost gives it a double meaning. He c me true or He saw me true. Pastor Joseph told us how God had been faithful to keep him through his youth, but when he told us this, what came into my mind is that God has seen that Joseph was true to Him. God has blessed Joseph because of his faithfulness to Him. Hence the double meaning, He saw me through and He sees me True. I have had a great time with Pastor Joseph over the last few weeks and I know that he has been a blessing to my Mom and Dad.

1 comment:

Derek said...

Wish I could have met Joseph, I've heard so much about him already. God is definitely faithful to see us through and to see us true. Thanks Matt.