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posted Apr 21, 2014, 3:50 PM by Adam Olson   [ updated Apr 21, 2014, 3:50 PM ]
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of

witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings 

so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set 

before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and Perfecter of our 

faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, 

despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the 

throne of God.” Heb 12:1, 2 

The Cross was never meant to be a symbol of expectation and 

wonder. Yet God has a way of turning even the ugliest things 

man can create into a testimony of His glory and grace. Jesus 

turned the cruel picture of torment into a message of hope and 


“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish 

foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of 

God.” Col. 1:18 

We are no longer creatures of this sinful hopeless world but 

through Jesus’ cross (that even unbelievers) use to sell candy 

and decorations this week, we have a new life and home above 

and beyond our everyday existence! He has and can redeem 

even the worst of things that come our way. As you contemplate 

and celebrate the work of the Lord Jesus in your life this week, 

would you also remember in prayer all of those who serve the 

risen Christ across the world? Please pray for safety, 

encouragement, fruitfulness, boldness, and courage to keep 

listening to God and obeying Him. May the Lord pour out His 

Holy Spirit to empower His ministry through His children to truly 

glorify Jesus. We pray you also will be able to lift your eyes past 

the struggles and temporary comforts of here and now, and 

then, for the joy set before us, continue to serve and trust Him as 

we wait on that final day and trumpet sound! 




Doug & Cheryl Boisvert 

TRI-M Africa, and Mongolia