“If I have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Sir Isaac Newton
Just yesterday my family and I began a journey across the country to begin a new chapter of our lives in Raleigh, NC as we begin pastoring a wonderful church family at Raleigh Christian Community Church(http://www.rccchurch.org/).
Much of our trip on I-40 is actually the old Route 66 made famous in our country’s early car years. As I drove I reflected on the truth that most of I-40 was pioneered by men that first had a vision for Route 66. There were those that even laid the ground work for Route 66 in our nation’s earlier history that were willing to have the heart to “Go West.” I-40 (the present interstate) is the fruit of the vision, courage, endurance and tenacity of men that came before.
The church I now pastor was pioneered and led by such kind of men: Pastors Robert Spradley and Jim Kelly.
Any good that might come from my leadership as Pastor of RCC will come from Christ in me and the fact that as Sir Isaac Newton stated, “I stand on the shoulders of giants” such as these men that have come before me.
I wonder in your life have you taken the time to reflect on those that have come before you to sow seed that you now enjoy as harvest?