Thursday, November 26, 2009

I didn't know!

First year at this blog thing.... didn't know that you are supposed to blog about what you are thankful for! This one is going to be hard... so many things... so many blessings.... so many great shoes. :)

Ok I am going to go a different route. STORY TIME!

I was a Sophomore at Oklahoma Christian and it was the Monday before Thanksgiving and it was my last class before break. I seriously thought of skipping but it was bible class and it was with Mr. Gregg. I just couldn't do it. So I got to class counting the minutes until I could head home. (You know the big hour drive I had)

As I sit down, precious Mr. Gregg started talking about Thanksgiving and how much we have to be thankful for and continued on about this for awhile. Then he said I would like to read you a passage. The then started reading Isaiah 53. My attention was captured by the conviction in his voice and the tears that appeared in his eyes. As he finished he told us this, "I don't know a person who, if they truly understand this chapter, can read this without tears coming to there eyes. I encourage you this Thanksgiving Day, to read this scripture and to understand your blessings"

Since the fall of 2001 I have read this passage every Thanksgiving. Thank you sweet Mr. Gregg for such a memorable bible class and for always rocking those awesome bow ties! You are one of my favorite teachers.

Amy K.


SuzSpeaks said...

Amy, I love this post! Not sure if you know or not, but Mr. Gregg is my granddaddy! I love him.. I'm going to read that passage right now. I actually talked on the phone with him this morning... he is a wonderful person, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and teacher!!

Thanks for writing this, I'm so glad he had an impact on you, but more importantly..... the passage!

OK Chick said...

Ahh that is a sweet story. Mr. Gregg was my preacher growing up. Love that guy!