Longing to See You

In 1983 I met and fell in love with a beautiful young Christian lady. Romance blossomed and led to our engagement.

A few days after announcing our engagement, I left for England, with unfortunate timing, for 2 months as part of my university medical course placements, incorporating this with a visit to my sister living in Berkshire and some golf in Scotland.

Throughout that time away I longed to be with my fiancé once again. As the saying goes, absence made the heart grow fonder.

Although being encouraged by the letters that we shared, I also longed to be reunited with Jenny to be strengthened and encouraged by enjoying time together.

Just like romantic attachments, God intends for us to have a strong desire to see each other regularly within the church family; to impart or use a spiritual gift to strengthen our brothers and sisters in Christ so that we might all be mutually encouraged by each other's faith. Romans 1:11-12 says:

"I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong— that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith."

May God birth in each one of us by His Spirit, a longing to regularly see one another in the Liberty Church Family for our mutual benefit and an obedience to His call.

Yours in Christ,

Peter Rogers

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