Recently, Shirley Brown gave me a copy of an article I wrote for the church newsletter shortly after my arrival at the church, circa 2003. I think she was teasing me because my picture for the article shows a skinnier version of me with darker hair—she said I look like my son William. For that Chris’ Crossing (neat title, huh?) I wrote about the soon-to-be war in Iraq. The times were a little bit like they are now, full of fear of the other, fear of what could happen in the future. I think this prayer still speaks to us:
As we all long for peace in our world, prayer is a wonderful place to start. It reminds me of one of my favorite scriptures: “There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to the promise.” (Gal. 3:28-9) Certainly all of us who are Abraham’s offspring, Jew, Christian, and Muslim, need to be heirs to the promise of peace in our world. Let us continue to pray.
Posted on Wed, April 13, 2016
by Micah James