The words spoken out of the mouth of precious Ella (pictured at left) as she approached the groundbreaking of LifePoint Church. Those sweetly spoken words tugged at the core of my heart: Not because beautiful Ella is my great niece, but because Ella is a precious child of the most High King. That King has entrusted His child to our care at LifePoint.
Mark 9:36-37 says,
Then he put a little child among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, “Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes not only me but also my Father who sent me.”
Inserting names into scripture can be very powerful. So to quote the scripture again, “Anyone who welcomes Ella on my behalf welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes my Father who sent me.” What makes me so passionate about this building is the foundation for Ella’s generation and many generations after her to come, to know Christ and to become a follower of the most High King! I want every child that walks through the front doors of 3926 Harrison to know that their Heavenly Father loves them unconditionally and has a deep desire to know each one of them personally.
LifePoint, I’m praying boldly that God would do a mighty work in each one of our lives. I’m praying God would equip us in the days, months and years ahead to proclaim Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior for generations to come. I’m praying God’s fierce and powerful hand upon each one of us as we come alongside God’s precious young children teaching them the Lord’s ways, so they will teach their children and their children’s children.
Our children will also serve him. Future generations will hear about the wonders of the Lord. His righteous acts will be told to those not yet born. They will hear about everything he has done.