Friends Forever, Won by One.
“Friends Forever, Won by One.”
Years ago I was on a committee that hosted about 1500 teens at a Youth Rally in Georgia. We held it at Camp Rock Eagle near Eatonton. It was a very satisfying three days. The Word of God was shared. We heard a lot of Christian music. We had good Christian fellowship. We even took them all to Six Flags on day. Our theme was “Friends Forever, Won by One.” This is very meaningful. Jesus won victory for us at the cross and the empty grave so we could be family. We are His family.
I am about to retire after forty years of ministry. July 16th will be my last Sunday at Messiah. My wife and I are going to move to Tennessee. I am trying to get accustomed to the idea. I have ministered to a lot of people over the years and shared Jesus the Savior with so many. I started the ministry in Lawrenceville, then went to Florida and returned to Alpharetta. Along the way, God allowed me to help missions to start in our nation’s southeast and three islands in the Caribbean. I have met a lot of people.
Many, even most, I won’t see again on this side of the grave. That doesn’t mean, however, I won’t see them again. We are friends forever, won by Jesus who is THE ONE.
I have met a lot of people here in Alpharetta during these years. I have met many at the gates of our Living Christians set, in church services, at events held somewhere else where Messiah had a presence. We were at events in parks and parades at Christmas time. I now say good bye to you, but not forever. We have become friends forever, won by one.
See you later,
Pastor Larry Zahn