“REED” This




This last month has been a little crazy. I got Covid and had to endure that as well as week or more regaining my strength. Then, I’ve had writer’s block these past two weeks following my recovery. I can’t really say that it is Covid Brain because I’ve been able to think and do other things, but writing this is different. I’ve started three or four different times only to get a paragraph or two in length before I deleted everything and started over. I’ve had several experiences that I think would be good for a “’REED’ This” only to find out when writing them they don’t go anywhere. And I don’t want to just give a bunch of hodge-podge information that doesn’t lead to some kind of conclusion or grand spiritual thought. Yesterday was my granddaughter’s second birthday. Today is the birthday of a great friend. Tomorrow is the birthday of a former pastor I served with that has served as mentor to me. You’d think I could write something pertaining to at least one of them, especially my precious granddaughter. For some reason, nothing is coming to me. A spark of inspiration just isn’t there to ignite the fire. Why? I wish I knew.


There are a lot of things on my mind, I guess, and actually for all of us. This is a big transition time in our church. We are getting ready to relocate, to start afresh and anew in a new building that has been prayed for by all of us. Some have been praying for this for over twenty years. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel as it seems to be getting so close and we are so ready to be there. One thing some are realizing is when we get there, it certainly won’t be a time to sit down and relax. On the contrary, I believe we will all have opportunity to get a little busier. But, it will be for the better because it will be for the Lord.


Well, this has gone on a little longer than expected and about as far as most the other ones have gone that were ultimately deleted. However, I believe I’ll go ahead and keep these ramblings and send them on to you. Maybe you’ve gotten something out of them.


What I wanted to get around to saying with all of this is – be sure and read Pastor Mike’s letter. It’s important and has much more substance than this.


“Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.”  Hebrews 13:17 NIV


Bro. Paul Reed


Tuesday, February 1, 2022