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6721 Jonestown Rd
Harrisburg, PA, 17112
United States

717-657-0614

We are a Southern Baptist Church, by affiliation.  We cooperate with, and are part of a larger denomination. East Shore Baptist Church (ESBC) is an independent church, which truly believes in God’s Word, the Bible, as the sole source of faith and practice.

Heads or Tails with Jean Harrison

After joining a group of women at church in doing an online devotional called "Good Morning Girls", where the women take a passage of Scripture and "S.O.A.P." it (Scripture-Observation-Application-Prayer) Jean found herself thinking through Scripture and it's application to life in her walks with her new puppy, Buddy. Here are some of her musings...

AM I WEARING DANCING SHOES OR HOBNAIL BOOTS?

Jean Harrison

Shoes are very interesting to me.  I love shoes!  There I was sitting in the front row at church during the beginning of the Lord's Supper and the deacons were lined up front too.  I looked down at several deacon's shoes.  Each pair of shoes was different from the others.  One pair had square toes, another pair had round toes, and the last pair I looked at were pointy toes.
  I have the privilege of knowing these men beyond a superficial sense.  Knowing some of what each one of them was struggling with in that season, I began to specifically pray for each one of them.  What an honor it was to be looking at their shoes and praying.  These are godly men; not perfect men, but men who do their best to please The Lord.  Just as their shoes were very different from one another; so are their personalities.  But our Lord is working in each and every one of them to produce fruit.  Grapes are crushed to produce wine and it is the same with followers of Christ.  We all get crushed to make the wine have great flavor for the Master of the vineyard.
   So getting back to shoes.  What kind of shoes am I going to put on today?  The hobnail boots are mean, negative, and selfish; meant for destruction.  The shoes I want to wear all the time are the dancing shoes for The Lord.  These shoes are heavenly and when I'm wearing them, I am prayerful, uplifting, full of encouragement, and a blessing.  It's up to me to choose.