Date: August 1, 2010 1:47:03 PM EDT
Subject: my first visit
Today was my first visit to Westchester Chapel. Upon entering your fine church I immediately felt comfortable. The Holy Spirit moved me for the past week to make sure I got there and all I can say is that I regret not having gotten there sooner. To see you and Rich Swingle once again just made me feel like I had been there for some time. I assure you that I am already looking forward to next Sunday.
I have been away from church since I have had to move to the Bronx more than three years ago to take care of my mother on a full-time basis. To say the least my world has become very small and I knew that it was time to get back to worship.
To be there on the day that feet were being washed, for me, I am certain, that the Holy Spirit got me there for that reason as it was Rich who washed my feet more that 3 years ago at Valley Community. It humbled me to tears to know that although I may have turned away from God at times He never left me for one second.
The music and worship was so uplifting. I cannot say enough about the joy that I felt and still feel from having visited today.
After the foot washing three years ago Paul reported that he experienced quick healing in his leg. During the foot washing on Sunday he made sure that I poured water over the scars left from the pins. I'm praying for further healing in every part of Paul!
You can listen to the sermon here: Finding Our Identity in the Upper Room