“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles…Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith…” Hebrews 12:1-3
We are fortunate today to attend Cedar Hills Church and to be able the hear the “good news”. Did you ever think about this gift we have been given? This church came into being because men and women in the past saw the need and heard the call to start a church on Gordon Avenue. Then others had the vision of making Christ known more abundantly and the church and its message moved to E Avenue. We are here today worshiping God and sharing the love of Jesus thanks to those who went before us. They didn’t give up. So how can we thank them?
I believe we do that every time we come to worship, share our talents and time, and tell those around us of Jesus and his love. We walk into the world and speak boldly of our faith because we have that cloud of witnesses that remind us, if God is for us then who can be against us! Thanks be to God the perfecter of our faith!
Thank You for being there in the past of Cedar Hills Church, giving us the legacy of believers. Thanks, too, for being with us today as we continue to spread the message of Your saving grace for us. Give us wisdom as we look to the future, so that as we pass on Your message, You, Lord, will continue to be glorified. In Christ’s name we pray, Amen.