Hope your Friday is a good one. I have three items and two Frank Reich quotes to highlight in this brief Enote.
First, this Sunday is Father’s Day which is one of the great underrated holidays in American life, given how vital the role of fathers in the development of children. Dads, I salute your ministry. You’re essential equipment in the lives of your children. I hope the journey will be rewarding. I hope that the hearts of your children will be turned to you and that your heart will be turned to them. A father’s job, in short, is to lay the foundation for many godly generations to follow.
Second, our special guest Father’s Day speaker is former NFL quarterback and current NFL coach Frank Reich. Frank is one of the most highly regarded people in the National Football League community and has been a featured speaker in churches all across the nation. He is a man of impeccable character, humility and faith. Frank is a strong and deep believer. He holds a Master’s of Divinity degree from Reformed Theological Seminary. He will be speaking from the book of Joshua on “The Call to Courage.”
Quote #1 from Frank Reich: “I know football is not all that important in the whole scope of things, but the fact of that matter is, that was the profession, that was the mission field that God put me in. I often use the analogy of a car. I tell people that football is the vehicle, the car, if you will, that God placed me in to take me through a season of my life. Just like a car, God used sports, football, to take me to certain cities to meet certain people to learn certain things to do certain works, I believe. But just like the car I drive, or that anybody else drives, it’s a depreciating asset. It has zero eternal value. And so sports will one day have zero eternal value.”
Quote #2 from Frank Reich: “God is the creator of the heavens and earth. God has created each one of us, and He has a plan for us to have an intimate relationship with Him. When we submit our lives to that plan, that’s when I believe He really sets us free for the first time. For those that sit and wonder what God’s plan for their life is, I think it’s clear that His plan is for salvation in Christ and in Christ alone.”
Third, please keep our mission trippers in your prayers as you partner with them for a fruitful week of ministry. Sixty or so FCCC members left for Honduras this morning and you can play a huge part in their service by covering them with prayer.
Hope to see you Sunday morning. – Ronnie