From Pastor Tim in the July 2000 newsletter:
These commandments that I give to you today are to be upon your hearts... Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates. (Deuteronomy 5:6,8-9)
When we walk into the office of a professional, we frequently see his degree, diploma or certificate framed and on the wall. To some extent, that is for our benefit -- to assure us that this individual is who she says she is, has earned the right to be heard and trusted. But that is only part of it and maybe the lesser part. More importantly, these documents serve to remind those who've earned them who they are, what is their calling, and the standards and ethics they are subject to. I am convinced we would have better doctors, lawyers, pastors and mechanics if each one began the day looking at their "sacred documents."
It is in hopes of a transformed people that God directs the Israelites to keep the Ten Commandments before them -- posted and in plain sight. Only then could this Sacred document achieve its desired end of creating a people set apart for God.
Some documents are just too important to keep under wraps. Some documents are so important to the shape of our lives individually and corporately that they have to be public and ever before us.
Our mission at the Covenant Congregational Church of Cromwell is to live and proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ through worship, study, fellowship, and service.
Post it ... Read it ... Pray over it ... Talk about it ... That we might become all that God intends.
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