Next month our church will be celebrating 145 years of existence. We are not sure if the years are correct; accurate records were not kept back then.
As I reflect on this event, I am amazed that I have been a part of the history of New Piney Grove Baptist Church for the last 25 years. I know the church has gone through a lot in the 25 years I have been blessed to be pastor. So, I can imagine what all it took to survive for 145 years.
It is God's house and not ours. And God has protected and preserved His house. We must remember that, we may have the "keys," but it is God who holds the "deeds."