Mr. Belle and I had an interesting courtship. We met at a Friday night church singing in a little country church in Baxter, TN. When I look back on it, I think we didn’t say more than two sentences to each other that night, but the die had been cast.
Now, so many years later, we still try to occasionally make a few of the Friday night singings in the middle Tennessee area. A few weeks ago, we learned that there was to be a singing held in Warren County at a historic site called Old Philadelphia Meeting House.
The history is incredible. A congregation of Christians has been meeting in this area since 1805. The Meeting House was built in 1830. It was in this meeting house that David Lipscomb delivered his very first sermon as a young man in the mid-1850s.
The interior is beautiful in its elegant simplicity.
There were far too many expected for the singing to be held inside that night so a tent had been set up right outside the doors. It was a lovely evening. The weather was clear and the temperature perfect for a fall evening.
A few of those assembled we knew. Many we did not. But we were all gathered with one purpose, to sing praises to God. It was a perfect evening spent with fellow Christians. We are already looking forward to next year. Truly the best of times.
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