County Seat: Cheyenne Wells.
Cheyenne Wells was waiting for us next. The church we had contacted was unavailable today, but we knew God had a plan. As we drove through town and praying for many sights, there it was. Grace Lutheran Church, a beautiful historic church, and it was open for us to go in and worship. This was a Divine Appointment. This beautiful place, over a hundred years old, reminded me sweetly of the United Methodist Church I grew up in. There were many similarities. We sang together, “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name” from the hymnal, before leaving to find a park. What a sweet moment in time it was for us there, and especially for me.
Now we went on to find just the right park, with a tree nearby for our worship and offerings. Cheyenne Wells also had a memorial tribute to those who served in the armed forces, like that of Kiowa County.
A marble memorial said, “All gave some; Some gave all. Freedom is not free.”
There was a flag flying overhead, and nearby was a large playground, and a shelter with picnic tables for rest. There were so many trees filling this park, and it was all very beautiful with a chill in the air reminding us we were now in late afternoon. Tony got out his “weapon of warfare” and began preparing the ground. Time for our memorials!
Worship was sweet under the pavilion. Lord, You are so beautiful and we lift our praise to Your throne. What a privilege and honor to be able to worship before You at all, and especially in every County in places like these. You are worthy, Oh Lord!
It was a quiet and sweet atmosphere here as we prayed over each symbol. Communion is always such a special part of our memorials, and we remember. The sign on the church had said, “By Grace Alone, Through Faith Alone, In Christ Alone.” Yes, Lord. You paid it all, and You did it for us. We remember. We take communion together, place our emblems in the ground, and we remember.
Our time here was precious. Cheyenne Wells, we understand you got Your name from the wells dug by the Cheyenne Indians. In John 4:14 , Jesus told the woman from Samaria who came to the well for water, “But whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” Oh Lord, may people who come here thirsty find YOUR water!