We long to continue to grow and reach out as a spiritual family with Jesus in the middle. May we keep our eyes fixed on him and, with his help, work to grow as a welcoming and exploring community of friendship and transformation where each of us can step into the people we have been created to be: followers of Jesus, citizens of heaven, the bride and body of Christ, Kingdom ambassadors, sons and daughters of the living God. May God continue to grace us with his joy, strength and encouragement as we press on to follow Jesus together.
"...since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God"