I have shared the following quote from the late Albert Schweitzer with you before, but, it is so very appropriate for this time in our church year, I want to share it with you once again. At the end of his book, “The Quest For The Historical Jesus” he wrote the following:
“He comes to us as One unknown, without a name, as of old, by the lakeside, He came to those men who knew Him not. He speaks to us the same words: ‘Follow thou me!’ and sets us to the tasks which He has to fulfill for our time. He commands. And to those who obey Him, whether they be wise or simple, He will reveal himself in the toils, the conflicts, the sufferings which they shall pass through in His fellowship, and, as an ineffable mystery, they shall learn in their own experience Who He is.”
There are a variety of ways provided for us to respond to those powerful and meaningful words of Jesus. Yet, it is good for us to be reminded that we do so in very real terms when we worship, pray, serve, witness and give of our means at and through First-Centenary. May we all be in prayerful preparation to respond on November 19 and beyond to Jesus’ call to us to follow him by way of our FOLLOW ME commitments.
We are blessed and we continue through Christ and this great church to bless others because of your marvelous generosity. Thanks be to God!
– Doug Fairbanks
Published on Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 3:49 PM EDT