Pastor's Corner

27 Sep
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Mid-Week Challenge

With all the symbolic gestures being thrown around by athletes representing a variety of political causes it was nice to see several groups of students in our community gathered around the flagpole outside their school this morning.  Today marked the 25th anniversary of “See You at the Pole.”  The official event has grown a lot since it began when I was in high school.  It's estimated that each year, one million students from across the globe take part on the fourth Wednesday in September.  Students come together at flag poles before school to pray for their friends, families, teachers, school and nation.  Their very presence is a witness to all who see them.  Their prayers of encouragement and blessings have impacted teachers, administrators and peers.  This year’s theme is “Fix Our Eyes,” which is taken from Hebrews 12:2 which encourages Christians to “fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

What a great cause and timely verse for where are in our nation.  When millions have their eyes fixed on politicians and athletes, in anticipation their next move, Christians are encouraged to fix our eyes on Jesus, who gave up Heaven so that we might have eternity.  

Pray for our school aged students today.  What many of them have to struggle through is much worse than anything a professional athlete has to endure.  Pray for our faithful men and women in uniform who put their life on the line so that we might continue to have the freedom to enact public gestures of our belief.  In view of what they and their family go through it’s one thing to take a knee, another to take a stand.  

"Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.”  Matthew 10:32

Serving the Savior

Bro. Jonathan

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