Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Things That Haven't Been Done Before

“Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?” (Colossians 3:17)

“The things that haven’t been done before,
those are the things to try.
Columbus dreamed of an unknown shore
at the rim of the far-flung sky,
And his heart was bold and his faith was strong
As he ventured in dangers new,
And he paid no heed to the jeering throng
Or the fears of the doubting crew.

The many will follow the beaten track
With guideposts on the way,
They live and have lived for ages back
With a chart for every day.
Someone has told them it’s safe to go
On the road he has traveled o’er.
And all that they ever strive to know
Are the things that were known before.

A few strike out, without map or chart,
Where never a [person] has been,
From the beaten paths they draw apart
To see what no [one] has seen.
There are deeds they hunger alone to do;
Though battered and bruised and sore,
They blaze the path for the many, who
Do nothing not done before.

The things that haven’t been done before,
Are the tasks worth while today;
Are you one of the flock that follows, or
Are you the one that shall lead the way?
Are you one of the timid souls that quail
At the jeers of a doubting crew,
Or dare you, whether you win or fail, Strike out for a goal that’s new?

[-- Edgar A. Guest (1881-1959)]

Today our church officially embarks on a new journey called "REACH", a 36-month endeavor that will give us the spiritual and financial tools to fulfill the vision we believe God has given us of "reaching" our community and world for Jesus Christ.  Not only do we serve one who constantly calls us forward, but who has also been there ahead of us and walks with us every step of the way. Our REACH journey will be a challenging one, but as God’s people, we're not be afraid to step out and do the things (like REACH) that God is calling us to do that have never been done before! Remember that God loves you and I do, too!

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  1. ~ in His light and love, Amy ~July 20, 2011 at 12:12 AM

    I really enjoyed reading this, Rev. Germano. Istrive to carry out my faith and trust in God everyday, but it always helps to recieve a nice reminder that God is always working in and through me to bring others closer to Him. The poem you shared says it all...just be open to trying new things, whether you are unsure of how things will turn out in the end, when you put your trust in Him and His Word, anything is possible.

    Sorry, it's getting kinda late, see ya! ...hopefully @ Campmeeting tomorrow evening. God bless you, Amy

  2. Glad it was helpful Amy! God bless you!