‘Where He deserves to be’

Published 10:30 am Wednesday, May 17, 2017

On May 4, members of the community came together at the eighth annual Red Oak Community National Day of Prayer Breakfast at Red Oak Excavating. Gene Hall Jr., organizer and owner of Red Oak Excavating, invited all area churches to attend.

At the prayer breakfast Hall stated, “We took God out of a lot of things that we’ve done and we need to put Him back where he deserves (to be)”. 

As we all know, words are easy and too often flow from the tongue like a raging river after a thunderstorm. It’s the action that is often missing. We know how to be kind, we know how to do right, we recognize when something is wrong, but do we do something about it?

This coming together by people of different views and beliefs is a step in the right direction and deserves to be commended. By sitting down to break bread together, the doors to communication and understanding are opened and the work — the action of bringing God back where He deserves to be — is in progress.

Hall suggested sharing your personal story and tell how God has touched your life.

Pastor Jackie Wray suggested it starts with ourselves and that if we want to make America great again that the church has to be great again.

Pastor Jerry Jordan of Friendship Baptist Church pretty much summed it up for me.

He talked about there being a lot wrong with America today and I’m sure we can all agree. Thankfully, we can also agree with Jordan when he said the community gathering together for the prayer breakfast is what is right with the nation. 

Kudos to all who organized the event and attended. Thank you for being what is right with our nation and for bringing Him back where He deserves to be.

Betty Ramsey is publisher of The Charlotte Gazette and Farmville Newsmedia LLC. Her email address is Betty.Ramsey@TheCharlotteGazette.com.