Gordon’s Blog – Facetime

Gordon’s Blog – Facetime

The last two evenings, our Family Minister Search Team has been interviewing possible candidates—we have been able to see each other by using “Facetime!”


Carla and I love to Facetime with our children and grandchildren (wish we could do it more often).  It’s so good to “see” them as we talk—to see their facial expressions, smiles, and gestures.

But, of course, better than Facetime is to see them in person—face to face.   Some things are best communicated face to face.   I don’t think too many people would propose marriage by Facetime!


John wrote:  “I have much to write to you, but I do not want to use paper and ink.  Instead, I hope to visit you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete.”  (2 JN 1:12)


That’s what we plan for the serious candidates for our Family Minister—to have them come and visit with us in Battle Creek so we can visit “face to face”.  It’s better that way.


That’s what Carla and I are planning In a couple of weeks—to travel to Tennessee and see our family (sister, cousins, children, and grandchildren) “face to face”.  It’s better that way.


By faith, we need “face time” with our Lord.  We need to know His love, teaching, encouragement and His presence.   One of these days, as the song says, “we shall behold Him” but for now let spend as much time as we can in individual prayer and Bible reading, group studies, and worship—He is always with us!


Facetime is great—but it can’t beat “face to face”!

“Now we see a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face.”  (I Cor. 13:12)  It’s best that way!

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