Sunday Pastor Note for February 22, 2014
I woke up this morning praising God for the diversity of our church! I have noticed over the past four years as the Teaching Pastor at Frazer, hundreds of people from all races are making Frazer their church home. What a beautiful picture of heaven on earth each Sunday when we gather for worship! As Paul wrote in Galatians 3:28, “There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave nor free, male and female. For you all are one in Christ Jesus.”
February is Black History Month. I am thankful for the contributions of trailblazers that have created a “melting pot” nation filled with so many people who have made America stronger. Montgomery’s own Rosa Parks once said, “I believe we are here on the planet Earth to live, grow up and do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy freedom.” The actions of one woman created a ripple effect of transformation that our church benefits from today. (As a side note, if you have not visited the Rosa Parks Museum, put it on your list!)
I see the strength of our diversity every week through the countless ways we are able to reach the entire city of Montgomery. Upward Basketball is one of those ways we are reaching children and their families with the love of Christ. We have over 410 children participating in our program that finishes up this weekend. Saturday mornings in the JEMAC children of every color are playing basketball, hearing the story of Jesus, and being cheered on by a packed house! At Frazer, our Sundays are looking more and more like our Saturdays!
Keep being the church to everyone you meet! Keep looking like the church God is creating on earth as it will be in heaven! Thank you for being a people who are open to anyone and everyone who wants to grow closer to God. Let’s celebrate that God has made us all “one in Christ Jesus.”