I am looking forward to preaching tomorrow at Rising Star Baptist Church and helping them celebrate their 87th anniversary. They got their start in 1931 meeting in a restaurant/bar called The Greasy Spoon near what is now the corner of Rosedale and I-35. They have grown and done great work and worship over these last 87 years.
Our scripture will be from Isaiah 40:
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless. Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.