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These Ancestors

April 21, 2017

“I have these ancestors on my shoulders that I don’t want to disappoint,” says Gregory Porter.

(If you haven’t read my blog from two days ago and wonder who this Porter guy is, scroll down to Wednesday’s “Not on Nonsense” blog and come right back.)

(Good, you’re back!)

You and I have our own ancestors, too.

Some we know by name.

Some we haven’t met yet.

Most are in the crowd that Hebrews 12:1 tells us about, when it says traditionally that we’re surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses. The Message version of The Bible tells us they are all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on.

Couple that with Wednesday’s line from Gregory Porter, “I don’t want to blow my gift on nonsense,” and let’s get going.

Let’s not disappoint either our Lord or “these ancestors” in our great cloud of witnesses who are cheering us on today.



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