During the December communion season, as I listened to the preaching of our interim moderator from London, Rev. John MacLeod, I was reminded of what a blessing it is to belong to a church that is consistent. We can welcome any given FP minister to our pulpit and be confident that we will hear the same sound doctrine that we hear from week to week. We can travel to other FP congregations and experience the same sober, Biblical worship that we would experience in our home congregation. This is a great comfort, and something I try to not take for granted.
During communion we had a houseguest, a woman from Africa who is currently a student in another part of Texas. She is a member of one of our FP congregations in Zimbabwe. We enjoyed getting to know her, and look forward to seeing her again from time to time over the next few years. It was interesting to find how much we have in common despite being raised in very different parts of the world. Much of what we have in common is due to our shared FP heritage. I am reminded that true religion both transcends and molds culture. "For ye are all one in Christ Jesus."