Recollections: Left behind
January 10, 2019
Pastor Eric Olsen from the Petersburg Lutheran Church preached at the First Baptist Church this week. He is one of many who have delivered messages before the congregation as the search continues for a permanent pastor for the Baptist church.
He posed the question, “Have you ever left anyone behind?” The question pertained to Jesus parents leaving him behind in the temple at Jerusalem after they departed for Nazareth (Luke 2:41-50).
For me, the answer was yes.
It happened in 1982, shortly after the birth of our eldest daughter Jennifer. I, the proud papa, carried her with me as I sold a...