“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
Technically, the “cloud of witnesses” to which the author of Hebrews refers are the people of faith who have come before us. But I would like to focus instead on the cloud of witnesses that surround us today at Zion. In the present. The people of faith that sustain and energize and nurture the congregation right now. Where would Zion be without its cloud?
It is impossible to miss the beautiful tree that is in bloom outside our church doors. Every year that tree marks the change of season from cold and dark to the light of summer. Why is it there? Because 30 years ago, Milt Paule planted it.
Thank you, Milt. Thank you for being part of our cloud.