Reflections from the Heart of Allan Redenius
This is a really, really big day for me! I am blessed to be the pastor that confirms my oldest grandson, Micah. I baptized my youngest grandson and now I get to confirm my oldest! Oh, happy day!!
As I think upon my own confirmation, I pray today is as meaningful for him as it was for me. Of course, I was nervous standing in front of the congregation. But standing there, somehow, using John Wesley’s words, “My heart was strangely warmed.” I pray it is so for Micah and those that stand with him today.
You’ve read it before, but being grandpa or grandma, is the last great thing you can do. As I think upon my love for my grandpa, I pray that I might have the same kind of lasting impression on my grandsons as my grandpa did upon my life.
So, Micah, this is to you. If you remember nothing else from me, always stay close to the Lord. He is your sure defense; He is your salvation.
God bless you—grandson!
Your Grandpa and proud pastor….
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Allan Redenius is the Pastor of First Covenant Church in Fort Dodge, Iowa. This blog reflects his love for Our Lord Jesus Christ, his whimsical sense of humor and his approach to life.