Many of you have heard or read there’s a “Pray for Rain” gathering at Madison Park. Several times over the past two days I’ve had to explain that it’s at the actual Madison Park–24th and Maine. We’re using the band shell there for a podium. Only once before has my dream come true…now it seems more true than ever.
My dream? That when people in Quincy (is the tri-states too much to wish for?) hear Madison Park there first thought is: Madison Park Christian Church. I dream that our people are so contagious, our actions so imitable, our spirit so infectious, that people just tend to think of us when something good is about to happen. It isn’t that we are so popular, or so visible, or so anything selfish; it’s just that we’ve done the right things, acted in the right spirit, made a palpable difference in enough lives that “Madison Park” means the church.
Then Jesus wins. It’s not about us…it’s about Him. It is always about Him. That’s all we want…for people to experience a life changing relationship with Jesus. That will happen when we are each a means of Encountering God in a meaningful way. That will happen when we are each an avenue through which others can Connect with God’s people around God’s word. That will happen when we are each Serving each other, the community and the world. That will happen when each one of us is visibly demonstrating Life Change.
Thank you for making this dream a reality. Thank you for being people who infuse our community with confidence that a church matters and would be missed if it didn’t exist.