To the holy and faithful brothers in Christ at Colosse: Grace and peace to you from God our Father (Colossians 1:2).
Scripture: Colossians 1:1-14
Song; “I’ve Got Peace like a River”
What a glorious greeting Paul gave the Greeks waiting for him and Timothy. Grace, goodwill, peace, no worries or unrest. All this from God, our Father too, who still gives us all this and so very much more.
In churches like mine, we have a peace-sharing rite during worship before the offertory. We turn to those around us and say: “The peace of the Lord be with you.” Echoes of the apostle, so long ago!
Ever wonder what you could do to extend peace to your neighbor—during the week—in practical ways? Perhaps they are a young family and would appreciate grandparent-like involvement from someone (like me) who could read to their children on a busy afternoon. Or maybe a recently returned military vet might enjoy going to a ball game with a potential new mentor.
In so many ways we can extend grace and peace. Often such caring concern can lead to significant conversations about life and faith. But the thing is, we’ll no doubt have to step out of our comfort zone to attempt such things. But when we do and see the results-what peace and joy for us, as well!
Dear Father, make me aware of my neighbors’ needs and guide me in my efforts to lead them to You. Through Christ my Savior, amen.
One of the skate communities most endearing individuals, each year Harold Hunter is tributed through various different causes from the yearly Harold Hunter Day to the Harold Hunter Run which takes place this Saturday. The community-sponsored event brings together people from all walks of life to give new opportunities to inner-city youth via skateboarding. The Nike Sportswear sponsored event takes place at 1:00 pm in New York City at 255 Elizabeth Street. The $20 donation includes a Nike Dri-Fit tee and post-run food.
This Saturday (5/2) is the 2010 Harold Hunter Run. Be there at 1 PM and be part of a good cause. “The Harold Hunter Run is a fundraising event that raises money for the Harold Hunter Foundation. It;s a community driven occasion that allows people from all corners to enjoy a lite run in honor of a friend, while raising money for a great cause. The mission of the Harold Hunter Foundation (HHF) is to provide inner-city youth with valuable life experiences and opportunities for personal and professional growth by encouraging and sponsoring their interest in skateboarding.”