As our school family and friends will soon learn, our capital campaign is beginning to soar. We can't wait to share more about this at the
CCS Fall Harvest Banquet on November 5, 2015.
Two years ago, I posted some thoughts about soaring. I read that post again today. It is a very good reminder of the hard work involved in rising up. Double-click that underlined link to read the full article yourself. Here is just a short portion:
"The promise that our strength can be renewed implies that it can also be depleted...Some may ask, "What about the promise in the second part of the verse that says, 'They shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Doesn’t that mean that we will never get tired while serving the Lord?" I don’t think so. Even well-trained runners are exhausted after “pressing on toward the mark.” (Philippians 3:13-15) I don’t think the word weary implies physical exhaustion as much as complete mental or emotional fatigue. In other words, being weary is not being tired from what you’re doing—it is being tired of what you’re doing. Weary is a dangerous place to be; it is dark and pathless valley cluttered with quit and overshadowed by the bad decisions of centuries past.
I can assure you that the CCS team is not weary. Even so, it's good to pause... to close our eyes and visualize, May this uplifting video enlighten our perspective with a view from above.
[Notes: The cross in the architecture of this building, as seen from above, was the subject of a previous post and a front-page article in the April 18, 2014, Muskegon Chronicle.
A small section of black roof east of the rotunda was painted silver to complete the image in the fall of 2015. Local pilots and guests flying into the Muskegon Airport (depending on landing route)have informed us that they can see the cross easily from the window of the plane.