I long to see you again and be filled with joy, for I remember your tears as we parted.
2 Timothy 1:4


Myth: "Big boys don't cry."

  • The apostle Paul is "grateful to God," remembering Timothy constantly in his prayers and being inspired by the emotional strength of his young apprentice's sincere faith. Clearly, Paul is moved by Timothy's tears.
  • As the Parade of Ministry - all 90 placards - came down the center aisle last Sunday and then lined the walls of the sanctuary, embracing us with the love of so many ministries that many of us did not know existed, there were tears.
  • When the cardboard testimonies came down and witnessed silently to the power of God's love in their lives through this church, again there were tears.
  • In four Advance Commitment home gatherings as of today, members have witnessed to the power of that same divine love in their family's life and again, there were tears, more often by men than women - every time. It has been powerful and moving and, as with Paul, a great source of humbling joy and eagerness to join together again as the church - soon. 

No, big boys (and girls) do cry, knowing that when we are weak, then we are strong (2 Corinthians 12:10).

See you at the strong place this Sunday; He is risen indeed!


Matt Gaston
Lead Pastor