2 Samuel 6:5, 14-15 ESV): ” And David and all the house of Israel were celebrating before the LORD, with songs and lyres and harps and tambourines and castanets and cymbals. And David danced before the LORD with all his might. And David was wearing a linen ephod. So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting and with the sound of the horn”.

David’s dancing (described in 2 Samuel 6:14) was an expression of joy on the occasion of the return of the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. King David and all the house of Israel brought up the Ark of the Lord with shouting and with trumpets, and David danced before the Lord. He took the place of a slave at the head of the procession to express honour to Jehovah God.

Today, we too give God all the glory for two lives who have faithfully served Him for 40 years.

Geoff and Lois,  we thank you for the opportunity to celebrate this milestone with you and to be a part of the journey that our Lord has taken you on.

Ps 92:12-15 says: “The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. They are planted in the house of the LORD; they flourish in the courts of our God. They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green, to declare that the LORD is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him”.

May you continue your journey and delight in knowing you both give God all the glory.

Your FBC family