Friday, July 25, 2008

Arnold Patterson

The following acrostic poem was written by Ileane Hilley in honor of Arnold Patterson, pastor of First Baptist Church, Lithia Springs (1946-1952).

Always we shall remember how Arnold served mankind through the years.

Rewarded with a lovely wife, Jewell, as a helpmate and very dear

Now when the Lord blessed Arnold and Jewell with three wonderful children they were delighted.

Of course, much happiness came as their children and grandchildren visited them day and night.
Leaving his worldly home his Savior to meet inside Heaven’s gate

Dear Arnold, we are thankful for your heart given to leadership on earth teaching us the WORD so we will not be late.

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. Psalm 116:15

Arnold, we PRAISE THE LORD for your service and especially your smiles

Telling others the good news about JESUS across the miles.

Thanking the Lord for the opportunities given to you to bless others day by day.

Especially grateful for thy guidance thru the Holy Spirit all along the way

Step by step Lord we PRAISE THY NAME as you uphold Jewell, thou precious soul

Over and over WE PRAISE THY NAME for letting out paths cross with this faithful servant who had great faith and heaven as his goal.

None considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come. Isaiah 57:1b