Image: Left to right, Judge Wayne Mack, Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport, local political consultant Marc Davenport, attending church after Mack preached on “courage to stand in the light.”
Montgomery, April 11 – Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Wayne Mack gave a fiery Holy Week sermon to the Lone Star Cowboy Church in Montgomery last night on the subject of “courage to stand in the light.” In discussing the lawsuit pending against him for holding opening prayers in his Courtroom, Judge Mack asked the parishioners to watch his Facebook posts rather than reading the “Conroe National Enquirer,” a clear reference to the Courier blog, which several decades ago actually was a real newspaper. “Please don’t believe what you see in the Conroe National Enquirer,” Judge Mack told the worshippers. (The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, most heartily agrees.)
Judge Mack’s sermon was part of the Lone Star Cowboy Church’s Holy Week celebration. He reflected upon the significance of Palm Sunday and the later chapters of Matthew and Luke, in particular, which tell of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection. Judge Mack noted that “the Lord made the sacrifice when he could have called 10,000 angels to save him.”
Judge Mack said of his job as Justice of the Peace, “It’s very emotional…to act in place of medical examiners…to determine the cause of death.” He described several recent death scenes he had to attend involving children who died or had lost their parents. Despite those tribulations, Judge Mack made it clear that he has great passion for his job.
Mack discussed at considerable length the role of the church in a society where the government must step in and deal with lawbreakers constantly. He discussed where individuals and their families fit within these difficult times where government seems to be a solution upon which almost all of us must depend.
Judge Mack preached about courage to stand in the light and those situations where the Lord does not just help people who are touched by the word in the Scriptures but who are “transformed and let God’s light shine through everyone’s soul.”
It’s not surprising at all that Judge Mack would speak the truth about the Courier blog. He tries to speak the truth. That seems to come from Judge Mack’s heart.