Walk in Faith
1 John 1:7 “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin”
Dairy Day is quickly approaching. Fall festivals are a wonderful time for a community of people to come together to enjoy the changing of the season, good food, and activities of all sorts. I wish to invite those who feel the presence of the Lord in their life to join me and my family, and many others of this community, in the Walk of Faith. What a wonderful opportunity to share in the love of the Lord. The short walk takes place on the Saturday morning of Dairy Day, on Sept. 27. It begins on Eubanks Street (the street in front of the High School) at 8:00 a.m. with prayer. Then we begin the walk north on Conger, then turn toward the old grade school, up Powell to Wabash Street, west to Division, and then south back to the high school.
The walk was the wonderful idea of Miss Penny Barton. As a former physical education teacher and Christian, she thought it was a small sacrifice on our part for the Lord. The first walk took place in 1998 and has been a part of Dairy Day activities ever since. It is a little more than a mile, and the time involved is about an hour. Is this too much to ask for our Lord? Is this too much of a sacrifice of time and energy?
We come to the event well-rested after a night of sleep in our comfortable beds. If we carry anything with us, it might be a bottle of water. No, we don’t have to carry a heavy wooden cross, or be crucified at the end of our walk. We are not being asked to die for the sins of our neighbors, our friends, our family, or complete strangers. No, this walk is a simple testimony of our faith in the One who made a walk many years ago on our behalf. He carried our cross for us so that we don’t have to. He died in our place. And most importantly, He took upon Himself our sins so we no longer are held accountable.
Therefore I challenge you…all who profess, every minister, every elder, every deacon, every church trustee, every Sunday School superintendent, every youth leader, every Sunday School teacher, every Christian…to come walk. I extend an invitation to everyone who believes in Jesus Christ to come join us on a simple walk through the streets of Norris City as a display of our faith in the One who gives us eternal life, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Joe Skaggs, minister of the Norris City Christian Church and Community Church of Carmi.