Machias Community Church

Right down my alley! 

Posted by Pastor Ron Tuesday, January 10, 2012 7:00:00 AM

I lived here while I was in the single digits age wise. Our apartment was above the garages in the alley off of 25th Street in Everett. 

The Everett listing for Alcoholics Anonymous was our home phone number and when people needed help they called our home phone. Most often those calls came at night.

I can still remember one lady my parents brought home in the middle of the night. I remember that I knelt beside the couch where she laid and prayed for her. She never forgot it and my parents took note of it too.

She lived near Machias and my parents would take me out there to see her on occasion. I always received a birthday card from her with some little foil wrapped chocolate 'coins'.

We frequently drive past where she used to live and I'm reminded that God had a plan for my life from the very beginning. Even those years of my teenage rebellion couldn't undo God's purpose.

Marilyn and I have been at Machias Community Church for 26 years. It was a call that God put in my heart before I was 5 years old. I didn't know it then but I know it now.

Have you realized that God has a plan for your life? Have you allowed God to work that plan out in your life? Did you know that His purpose for your life is good?