You've seen the challenge all over Facebook and Instagram. The challenge is for a great cause, ALS. One of my favorite baseball players of all time Lou Gehrig died of this horrible disease. On the field at Yankee Stadium these now famous words echoed throughout the area; "Today, I consider myself, the luckiest man, on the face of the earth." He was a hero, he was a fighter, but did Lou Gehrig truly know Christ? Did anyone ever share with him about the true hero.
Many of us have taken the challenge and then challenged others. I was recently challenged and I would love to have an opportunity to donate to a cause to hopefully do away with a nasty disease. But in the process I want to add another cause. You see we could fight ALS and pray we eventually find a cure and in the process extend life for some people or at least ease the pain. But what if there were a cause that could bring complete healing to a much nastier condition? Would we get on board with this?
I think you know where I'm going and I don't do or say this to lighten the importance and nastiness of ALS. I do this to bring to mind another sickness and a greater hope. You see sin is a nasty disease and it is a disease with a cure. Suppose you have the answer to heal the world...now consider the fact that in Christ you have this answer.
In September a few men will be going to Honduras with this sin cure. It's not something we can accomplish in our own strength, we go in the name of Jesus, the answer. One of our members needs help, financially. Essentially we need you to support him in his going, in him taking the cure. Can you help? How can you help? Well, I'm getting drenched tonight to honor this cause and have challenged anyone who will respond with giving $20. If you would like to donate please let me know and if you get ahead of the game please make any check out to Roopville Road. If anything please pray as we go and pray for the people we will see. Pray that the Gospel transforms their life and that they respond to the cure.
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