February 2019 Partner Letter
“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” (Winston Churchill)
We are so very thankful for you and all that you have done – the sacrifices you have made – to partner with Shekinah Glory as we continue to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ into all the world.
To partner by definition means …”to have a part in an undertaking with others”. It connects your life to a place greater than you would have ever reached alone. Consider what the Bible says in 1st Cor. 12: …”A body isn’t just a single part blown up into something huge. It’s all the different parts arranged and functioning together. …I want you to think about how all this makes you more significant, not less.”
In a book that showcases all the great cathedrals of Europe, it is said that when one looks for the names of the builders, they are nowhere to be found. Some of the cathedrals took over 100 years to build – far longer than a single lifetime! Thousands of people worked for decades to build these awe-inspiring structures, yet there is no record of who they were. Day after day, year after year, they continued to do their part even though many did not live to see the finished work.
The story is told of one wood carver who was carving a tiny bird behind a beam. When he was asked why he was taking so much time crafting something that no one would ever see, he replied: “Because God sees.” These un-named, unsung ‘heroes’ built magnificent cathedrals that have stood for a thousand years; we do not know their names, but we see the product of their faithfulness.
As we join together, remember that God sees it all – every tear, every dollar, and every sacrifice you make. It is a great work – and a great life you are living. Even if you think no one ever knows your name or sees your sacrifice, the Lord sees your labor in secret, and remember – you don’t work for them – you work for Him! It is our prayer that our work together will forever stand as a monument to our great Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. Together, we are believing that the light of God’s truth will penetrate the darkness of the hour, and the seed of God’s word will take root and spring up, causing a great harvest of souls to be won to the Kingdom of God. We love you, dear friend and partner!!
Cindy, Lois and Ray