I was watching

Recently, I have observed various groups gathering around each other during difficult times.

At the Sarpy campus two weeks ago I saw three different individuals surrounded by friends. Individuals who were going through very difficult circumstances and feeling overwhelmed. These individuals were being prayed for by their friends, sharing tears, hugs and life together. They were looking to the future and trusting God to work.

With the deaths of Farah Fawcett and Michael Jackson I saw people huddled together at the hospitals where they died. However, these people gathered to talk about the past and how they had been personally entertained by these individuals. Nothing about the future but just about the past and about themselves.

Today I realize that if I had to choose between fame versus being surrounded by people praying for me....I choose prayer.

On the journey,
Steve Walters
CCC-Sarpy Campus Pastor