Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Shepastor: “Spiritual Hidden Figures…”

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, Hebrews 12:1, NIV

Excitement, encouragement and inspiration are swirling around a wonderful new movie, Hidden Figures.” This film tells the story of three African American female mathematicians/scientists who, behind the scenes laid the ground work for one of the greatest feats in history…the launching of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Because of their work America was positioned to lead the world in the “Space Race.”

Before this movie, not many people knew about the incredible story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson…three women that changed history! They were behind the scenes, “unsung,” “hidden figures.” But without them, John Glenn may never have been able to circle the earth. In the same way, there are many “hidden figures” that are impacting our lives for the good, behind the scenes.

Without our knowledge, there are people who have prayed for us. Even now, there or individuals who obey the Holy Spirit’s prodding and are calling our names out to God in prayer on our behalf. God is using intercessors to pray for individuals, families, nations and our world. “The effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much.” (James 5:16, KJV)

Though out of sight and in many cases unknown, God uses the faithful through prayerful intercession to thwart the darts of the wicked, to break down strongholds, to lift up the downtrodden, to infuse broken spirits with healing and hope – yes – God uses “hidden figures!”

Never doubt the power of God through prayer. Never doubt the effectiveness of faith, hope and love. Remember, we walk by faith and not by sight. Remember, there is a “great cloud of witnesses” cheering us on from the balcony of eternity – though hidden, no less formidable.

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Until next Wednesday
In Faith, Hope and Perseverance,
Pastor Chris

1 comment:

  1. These hidden spiritual figures are so valuable to our journey. The song 'Somebody Prayed for Me' comes to mind.