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.





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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