Right after Bro. Tim finished Elder Jon Mizell was blessed to speak on some of those things that we should be doing to live better and better. He preached from Matthew 5 about how Jesus not only came to just fullfil the letter of the law, but the spirit of the law, and how He commands us to do the same. He talked about some of the things that is hard, not just for people to swallow, but is hard for the child of God who knows the Truth to swallow. It's hard for us to understand, that we are commanded to these things, let alone do them. He talked about how in this sue happy world, when someone sues us for our coat to give them our cloak, to give both cars when we are sued for a car, to give our savings and our checking account when we are sued for the checking. How we are to not only turn the cheek once, but over and over. How when a brother needs us to walk with him, we don't say, "You don't have a good reason," or "I don't have time" or "I don't want to" or "I'm too busy." We are to not only not badmouth someone who is badmouthing us and seeking to destroy us, but that we are to love them and pray for them. He asked us if we really understood how the Lord could tell us to do these things, and then he explained. Christ for our sins was humiliated, he was beaten not by turning the cheek once or twice, but beaten beyond recognition. He died without a stitch of clothing on, as the soliders beneath Him gambled away for a sovenier. He went the extra mile; He went a little further to pray before He was taken. And He loved us enough, that when we were still an enemy on the cross, as we sought to put Him to death, that He prayed for us on the Cross, that we would be forgiven, as He died for our sins, by our hands. He closed by reading Matthew 5:48, and telling us that we are to do these things, that He did, that we would more resemble our Father and Elder Brother. I tell you it was a moving sermon.
After Church we headed over to Bro. David and Sis. Sherri's house for a little picking and grinning and some visiting. After a slow start, and a few distractions, Issac and Bro. Tim got to work, on "Dueling Banjos". Then after apologizing for the songs poor theology, they played, "I Saw the Light." Finally in a last ditch effort (maybe for more money? haha), Bro. Tim brought his girls in Abby and Madison, and had them sing "Fox on the Run." It was so much fun to get to see the Mizell twins and Nathan. It's hard to believe that the twins were premies, and that a thing in the world could possibly be wrong with Nathan. They are all three such happy babies, and cute as can be, full of energy. If possible, Nathan is even cuter in person than in pictures! Boy is he a flirt, and so cute, I told Gary that if ours would be so cute and sweet, that I might not mind to have a boy, haha! Think there are any of those genes on the his side? Audrey was such a doll, she was wide awake and watching everything and laughing the whole time. James though after a little bluegrass dancing time with his daddy, opted for a nap. We had a great time.