:: Take 3 ::
What Does God Expect of Me?
How many of us will ever forget January 28, 1986, when the ill-fated Challenger blasted off for outer space carrying seven astronauts and one school teacher, Christa McAuliffe.
Seventy-three seconds into the launch, an O-Ring failed. A startled world watched in shock as the Challenger exploded and seven astronauts died, including the young teacher. Ben Powers was the only NASA engineer who had opposed the launch, and the only NASA engineer to appear before the Presidential Commission and say that the order to launch had been a bad decision.
Because of his testimony several key supervisors were replaced at NASA, and Ben was treated like a “leper” by co-workers. Asked by a reporter if he thought he and his family had paid too high a price for his testimony, Powers was silent for a moment and then he said, “My commitment to Jesus Christ is the most important factor in my life. I did what God expected me to do.”
What does the Lord expect of you? The book of Micah gives us the answer: “The Lord God has told us what is right and what he demands: See that justice is done, let mercy be your first concern, and humbly obey your God."
Do justice: stand up for truth, like Ben Powers did. Show mercy to others: don’t turn a blind eye to the hungry. Be a Good Samaritan to the person beside the Jericho Road. Walk humbly with our God, live under His lordship, recognizing that we are blessed by God to be a blessing to others.
Ben Powers’ commitment to Jesus Christ caused him to do what God expected of him. You can do what God expects of you, by showing His mercy to lost, lonely people here on Skid Row.Please go to our secure website with your donation, www.fjm.org, or phone 1-844-FJM-FOOD. You can also mail a donation to PO Box 12345, Covina, CA, 91722.
Willie Jordan (Mrs. Fred Jordan)
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