Jump Start

The other day I was helping a Burmese friend of mine to jump start his car.  From time to time a worn car battery will just not want to crank the engine.   We found the carburetor was flooded and soon had the ailing car functioning again. 

I was thinking of this as a metaphor for the work our church does to jump start a people that have found their lives stalled through no fault of their own.  When we come along side and give them a little encouragement they can start down the road of a new life.  Our Burmese friends have had to flee their homeland, live in a state of limbo and now are seeking to rebuild their lives.   By just doing little things we can help them get started.

 

 

 

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About johnmcmurphy

Jesus is first and foremost in my life. He is above all religions, principalities and powers. In everything He must increase and I must decrease. Into the hands of Jesus, God has placed life and death, truth and purity. strength and meaning. Only in a growing understanding of the triune God, and his son Jesus can I do, breathe, exist and serve. I have a Bachelor's degree in Bible from Vennard College, a Master's in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University and a Ph. D. from Ohio State in Family Relations and Human Development. I am an ordained pastor involved in cross-cultural ministry. I am currently employed at several colleges as an instructor. If you need to get in touch with me, just leave a comment, I screen all comments and so you can leave further contact information which I will erase before it is published. -John

Posted on November 19, 2008, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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