I don't have the words to convey to you the power of the Holy Spirit that was present to me at my ordination last Sunday. Paul told the Corinthians that he "knew a man" that was caught up into paradise...me too! The presence of God's Spirit did not descend through the ceiling in a holy beam; it was brought by each of you, in person, in thought and in prayer. Many of you have shared with me how beautiful the service was and how warm and special it felt to be a part of and I want each of you to know that it was you that made it so. The love you brought to share that day grew from a soft warm glow to a bonfire; the love you have for our awesome God, for each other as siblings in Christ and for me.
I will be forever grateful. I thank you! I love you!