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Dr. Barbara C. McMillin
September 22, 2014
Arrival of Fall
Good Morning,

I hope everyone enjoyed the last weekend of the summer of 2014. The September equinox occurs this evening at 9:29, marking the official arrival of fall and ushering in a beautiful season to be on the BMC campus. The weather should be perfect when the faculty take on the students in softball tomorrow afternoon at 4:30. Come out and enjoy what will surely be an entertaining contest!

We welcome to chapel today Greg Spencer, pastor of First Baptist Church, New Albany. On Wednesday everyone is invited to the flagpole on the green at 7:30 a.m. for See You at the Pole. The sophomore class has a fun event planned for Thursday evening. Be sure to check out the ice cream social and bachelor auction benefit at 4:30 in the SUB.

While away from campus on Friday I received a text and a picture informing me that one of the large oaks near the SUB had fallen, the apparent victim of the consistent work of carpenter ants that had devastated the massive shade tree’s core. A host of metaphors and lessons can be gleaned from this occurrence, one of which will serve to conclude today’s Monday Message. Generations have undoubtedly sat in the shade of this tree, admiring its beauty and contemplating its strength. Its falling on Friday reminds us that it is inner strength which sustains us. As Paul prayed for the Ephesians, “For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.”

 

May you experience God-given strength in your inner being today and throughout this week.

 

Dr. Barbara C. McMillin
President
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and he delighteth in his way.”
                                                                                                    Psalm 37:23

Posted by Monday Messages on September 22, 2014 at 10:38 AM
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