Please know that my heart is heavily burden with the sad news of the passing of Rev. Dr. Howard S. Gloyd. Please let the record reflect that Presiding Elder Gloyd provided me with me with the best of Pastoral Ministry leadership and mentorship and opportunities for over six years. His presence will truly be missed in the circle of great Pastoral leaders.
"For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night." 1Thessalonians 5:2
There was a man who went shopping and left his car and house keys in the ignition. When he returned, his car was gone. The next morning he discovered his car in the driveway with a note that said, "I was in an emergency. I'm very sorry. I needed your car. Here are two tickets for the Los Angeles Lakers' game." The man went in and told his wife, "You won't believe this!
There's our car, and look! We've got tickets to a Los Angeles Lakers' game!"
They went to the game, and when they came home, their house had been cleaned out! Friend, they never expected it, and that's the point. That's how the Lord Jesus Christ is going to come - as a thief in the night.
How would you live your life differently today if you knew that Jesus was coming back in 24 hours?
In His Love & Service,
Pastor Larry E. Campbell
St. Paul A.M.E. Church, San Bernardino, CA