Double Dedication

Double Dedication

This past weekend, Crossroads Community Church of IL and St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Ann Arbor MI celebrated the dedication of two new homes in our community. These churches spearheaded the double house project that gave two widows in Lakeshore new homes.

At the dedication, I quoted from the Augsburg Confession . In article XVIII, Augustine speaks of “good works” and specifically references “works which spring from the good in nature, such as, willing to labor in the field, to eat and drink, to have a friend…, to build a house…, to learn divers useful arts, or whatsoever good pertains to this life.” He then adds, “For all of these things are not without dependence on the providence of God; yea, of Him and through Him they are and have their being.”

We praise God for the “good works” exemplified by so many volunteers from across the country, in their “willingness to labor” for the cause of Christ and the good of our communities’ recovery. We praise God for His providential grace as we make lasting friendships, symbolized by these two houses – two neighbors – two friends.

Double Dedication

Double Dedication

Double Dedication

4 thoughts on “Double Dedication”

  1. Thank you for sharing this tender story Don. It really depicts the ‘neighborly love” we witnessed in Lakeshore. You will not realize how encompasing this journey is and will contine to be for our country, but God is moving hearts, minds and redeemeing souls through your journey. Praise Him for providing sustaining strenght and faith to all of you.
    Blessings for new wonders by His mighty hand in 2008. We will be seeing you soon.

  2. These mission trips are a life changing experience for everyone involved. Who knew what Katrina was about to do.

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