Building the Church Around the Cross
The faith family that gathers around The Family of Faith Lutheran Church is filled with talented people. For example, Mrs. Michelle Overaitis is one of our talented preschool teachers. She also is an exercise instructor at the local YMCA. Michelle has had two children attend The Family of Faith Preschool and now she is helping children in other families learn about the love of the Lord.
However, Michelle is not the only talented person in her family. Her husband, Jamie, enjoys woodworking. When we needed a cross for The Family of Faith – Miramesa, we called on Jamie to help. He generously adopted the project. Today, after months of effort, and some delays, the cross was hung Commons Room. This room will soon serve as our sanctuary for the 11 AM service we offer at Miramesa every Sunday.
While the cross was one of the last items installed at Miramesa, it would also be accurate to say that the cross was the items around which the whole church is built. The new cross is supported on the wall by bolts and rods and two-by-fours. On the other hand, it is the cross which supports The Family of Faith Lutheran Church because it is by means of the cross that Jesus paid for all of our sins. Because of the cross we have free forgiveness and forgiveness by grace is the truth upon which The Family of Faith Lutheran Church is built.
“…who for the joy before him endured the cross, despising its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2).