"That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. Then he told them many things in parables, saying: "A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop-a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown." Matthew 13: 1-8
Jesus' parable is so true in ministry. On February 25th we will be celebrating CanCare's 5th anniversary of providing cancer support in Atlanta. Initially, the idea for cancer support began as a conversation about starting a support group at JCPC. We realized that wasn't a big enough plot of land to sow God's seeds in our community. JCPC decided that God was calling us to be the farmer that throws the seeds all about to see where they would take root and grow. Some of those seeds didn't take root, others did but quickly died out, while others landed in places we didn't even know they were tossed and yielded a bushel full. God is good!
Five years of tossing seeds and nurturing their growth has resulted in thousands of lives being touched, deep healing occurring in unimagined ways and a community growing together through hope, understanding and encouragement!
Saturday, February 25th in our great hall we will be hosting a community celebration; Victory for Hope. Click here to view the promotional flyer.
We hope you will attend and celebrate the wonders of Jesus' parable come to life in our community!
Advanced purchase of tickets is required due to limited seating so visit http://atlanta.cancare.org today.
Prayer for Today
We thank you, Gracious God, for the gift of ministry and missions. We praise you for cancer survivors and caregivers who offer the gifts of hope, understanding and encouragement to those whose lives are touched by cancer. Amen.