We were blessed this past Sunday to have Elder Vaughn Morton in our evening service. I am so thankful for the influence that he has had in my life and so many others, his commitment to preach truth and holiness and his example of evangelism. He was a blessing to our congregation as he talked about life and our response to it. I’m not going to try and explain his message here, but soon there will be a link to it on our church website where you can hear it for yourself. I hope to post the link here once it’s on our website.
I’m truly grateful for all the elders that have helped to mold and shape my life. I am reprinting a poem I wrote a few years ago to honor this wonderful man of God. Thank you, Elder Morton for your preaching, teaching, example and consistent Christian living we have seen over many years!
Path Of The Elders
I still hear their voices, ringing so true
My mind sees their hands uplifted in praise
Precious, the memories of elders I knew
Influencing me in my younger days
Their hoary heads I can still clearly view
Slower in step, but their eyes still ablaze
So privileged to have their path cross with mine.
Their lives spoke to me of God’s love so divine.
Worshipping the Lord and loving the Word
Serving God in valley or mountain peak
Many dead now, but their voice is still heard
Beyond the grave I can still hear them speak
Oh, may their memory never be blurred
To walk as they walked is the thing I seek
They left a heritage godly and great
A lifestyle I want to emulate.
One day when we cross to Heaven’s fair shore
And meet again in that blessed, sweet land
Those elders, they will be tired no more
We’ll sing strong and clear with the glory band
Praising the One they taught me to adore
As in His glorious presence we stand
Taking part in eternity’s pages
Forever blessed with the Rock of Ages.