In the Old Abbey Kirk at Haddington, over the grave of Jane Welsh, stand regretful tributes paid by Thomas Carlyle, her neglectful husband.:
For forty years she was a true and loving helpmate of her husband, and by act and word worthily forwarded him as none else could, in all worthy he did or attempted."
It has been said that the saddest sentence in English literature is that sentence in Carlyle's diary,
Oh, that I had you yet for five minutes by my side, that I might tell you all.
It's a poignant reminder not to delay that which is most important.
In our scripture passage this week, the Apostle Paul urges Timothy to make haste in his visit to Paul, not to delay, but to "come before winter." We'll explore important implications of this and other dimension of this passage as we continue our sermon series When It Matters Most.
We'll also celebrate groundbreaking for our Welcome Center/Child Development Center at 10:30 a.m. between the Sanctuary and Education Building. It will be a brief but festive time. We warmly invite you to attend this historic moment in the life of our congregation. Children will sing, refreshments will be served, and we'll give thanks for the goodness and generosity of this vibrant church family.
Come, and bring a friend,