Thursday, June 28, 2012
Chalk Truth: Jesus Saves
Paul admonishes Christians to conduct themselves with simplicity and godly sincerity (2 Corinthians 1:12). For 100 years, the Mission has sought to do just that, present a simple message, pure and unadulterated by enigmatic words and skillfully turned phrases. The photo chosen to represent the Mission this week as our 3-6-5 project proclaims that simple message, the words that fill the sign that has lit the night above the Mission for seven of the ten decades of the Mission's existence.
We specialize in hope, beyond mere food and shelter, and in a world that can be, at times, hostile to the message that "Jesus Saves," we pray for the strength and the ability to continue preaching that simple message, without artifice or pretense. After all, that is the message of Rescue. As a reporter once said, more than forty years ago:
..."[Homelessness] is a life that degrades. That robs a man of his dignity, his energy, and his self confidence, and very often leads to a tragic end. This does not have to be the case, however, and the proof of that is the building behind me and what goes on inside it."
Thank you for enabling us to continue meeting physical and spiritual needs, as we seek to reach out to our guests with "Words of Life."