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6721 Jonestown Rd
Harrisburg, PA, 17112
United States


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...

First (and Only) Night Dive

David Jostenski


     I had a memory pop up this morning and feel led to write about it.  By the way, nothing to do with Buddy if you want to opt out now :) 

    Years ago, when Brian and I were scuba diving in Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles), there was a night dive scheduled.  Being a novice diver, I was quite anxious about diving at night but went anyway.  Maybe I would enjoy it....overactive imagination and all !!!  

     So there I was - ? - feet underwater and it was okay for awhile.  I was focusing on the reef and was near the other divers.  By the way, some underwater creatures only come out at night and it's a very fascinating time to dive.  

     Well I was so focused on the reef that I didn't notice everyone else had moved on.  Oh yeah!  The stuff of nightmares!  So I am frantically swimming to catch up to everyone and panic has set in.  I am looking away from the reef and into utter blackness. 

     That was quite enough for me.  Dive over and I was swimming to shore.  But the nightmare wasn't over.  Something grabbed me and I couldn't go forward.  My tank got caught on some mooring ropes and I freaked out!  Crying, sobbing, yelling and totally freaked out.  I didn't know what had me!  And I lived to tell about it.....

     Matthew 22:13 says "......bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."  

     My nightmare had an end to it but for unbelievers the outer darkness will be for eternity.