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Heavenly Father, help us to see and understand the work of Jesus as it really is.
“Now when evening came, the boat was in the middle of the sea, and He was alone on the land. Then He saw them straining at rowing, for the wind was against them. Now about the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea, and would have passed them by.” Mark 14:47-48 (NJKV)
As Jesus made the decision to walk on the water of the Sea of Galilee, it becomes interesting to read the exact text of the account. As he watched the distress of the twelve “straining at rowing”, his action of walking on the water was not to go out and get in their boat and calm them down. His action was intended to “[pass] them by”. He did not walk TO the boat; he walked PAST the boat. He was close enough for them to see him and call out (if they chose to do so), but he did not go out to make the initial contact.
Does not that sound like our Jesus? He is available, he stays near at hand, but he does not force himself on us. If we need him, he is never far away. If we cry out, he hears and will respond. He truly is the one mediator between God and man.
Dear Father, thank you for allowing your Son to be the one way from us to You and You to us. Thank you that He is there for us, ready to intercede when we truly need Him. In His name we pray, Amen.
It has become evident during the expansion process that the staff and volunteers of the City Mission will need to remain flexible and creative with space and resources in order to meet the ever-changing needs with which they are presented. These challenges strengthen resolve and encourage teamwork amongst directors, staff, volunteers and donors. It is often necesssary during these times to look to the past for answers: how were problems dealt with during past expansion? how did the Mission operate during strained circumstances? It is during these moments of reflection that we are reminded of the 'Mission' that was first embarked on and encouraged to contiue to carry out that vision today. The history of the Mission is as significant as its future. History provides evidence of growth, steadfastness, and direction. As we look forward to the completion of the Mission's current expansion in late 2015, it is advantageous to spend some moments in contemplation of significant past events. Read more...
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Sheltering the homeless since 1934.
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The City Mission of Findlay is a proud member of the following organizations:
Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, Findlay Hancock Chamber of Commerce, and The Better Business Bureau
*The pictures and names of the homeless, unless specifically noted, are not of local homeless people.
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.