Tonight I went to an Induction Service for the new Presbyterian Minister in town.
Two things struck me:
1. It was hot! It's been a hot day in Narrabri and this old brick church operates on the oven principle! Somebody needs to splash out for an air conditioner.
2. The main point is this– every minister in town was there, and even the Uniting Church which is currently without a minister was represented. Well done Narrabri Church!
Phil, the new minister, is a gracious and down to earth kind of guy, and I'm sure we will get on well with him.
One elderly lady was heard to say: "we are so glad to have Phil- he will be our saviour." Oh dear… there is only one saviour, and His name is Jesus. Let's pray that this unrealistic expectation on a man (even a man of God) will be changed.