This morning Felty Custom Graphics added the “Romans Road to salvation” to the downstairs hallway of the church.  The side white door of the church on the basement level is the main entrance for the majority of people who walk in to Wesley Chapel in any given week.  People walk in the front doors for Sunday morning church.  The rest of the week, people use the basement door for the food pantry, Wednesday dinners, NA, NarAnon, Girl Scouts, Operation Christmas Child, the weekend food backpack ministry, the TPM Recovery Resource Center, and everything else that goes on here.  The hallway used to look sanitary, much like a hospital.  Now it is bright and proclaims the way of salvation to all who enter.

As Dennis and Cathy were putting up the Scripture, They first placed the vinyl on the wall with the backing on it.  You could see through it to read the words and learn the way of salvation, but not in such a way that you would ever say it was beautiful.  They continued to work and now that it is finished, it is indeed beautiful.  It is a lot like the Christian life following Jesus.  When we are saved, we know Jesus as our Savior.  As we continue to trust Him and follow Him, and as He continues to work on us and in us, our journey is summed up this way from 1 Corinthians 13:12:

“Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.” (New Living Translation)

What we have received through salvation is merely a down payment on an eternity with our Creator.  Today I know Him in part, and even when we are baffled by what He is doing, we are blessed when we can say that is enough… until that day I know Him as well as He knows me.





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