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We are a group of 48 churches with different zip codes but the same passion!

 Dr. Clay Anthony, Associational Missions Strategist
 Mailing Address:  PO Box 422 Oxford, MS 38655          Physical Address:  413 Hwy 6 W Oxford; 619 A Hwy 7 S Holly Springs 
 Phone:  662-234-3524 (office); 662-231-8579 (cell)    FAX:  662-234-5840  
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Piece of Clay - Job 33:6

How do we know that it is nearing the month of October in Mississippi? Easy – we buy our candy corn along with our insect repellant. I am writing this on the first day of fall yet I can go purchase Christmas decor at Wal-Mart. Yes, welcome to fall in Mississippi where, because of the heat, it is perfectly normal for children to trick or treat in flip-flops.

Being the first day of fall, you do realize the earth is sitting straight up on our axis. Equal sunlight hits the whole globe on all parts this one day a year. If it is hot here then we have neighbors to our north that feel it as well. Beginning   tomorrow we will gradually begin our decent towards the winter solstice on   December 21. At that point, you and I will be leaning as far back on our axis as we get during the year. That is why it is cold and we no longer need the insect spray.

It is an amazing fact that you and I are right now traveling through space on an oval type sphere, spinning on a center point set north to south at 1000 miles per hour, while at the same time hurdling around the Sun at 67,000 miles an hour. Can you comprehend that? Me either. So, set a BB on a merry-go-round. Spin the tiny BB at 1000 miles per hour and then set the Merry-Go-Round in motion at 67,000 miles per hour. While you are at it, make the BB move back and forth from north to south on it axis twice a year to keep the temperature of the BB from getting too hot or cold. Also, do not forget to put an object at the center of the Merry-Go-Round that is so strong in its attraction that that tiny BB will not fly off but will not get too close either.

Mind Blown? For me and my love of all things space yes, it is. But what I love more than space is the God that created all those facts. Psalms 19:1 is one of my favorites:

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork.

May we never forget that truth and the truth that all truth is God’s truth and that even our science points towards our God. Bear this is mind however: the heavens indeed declare His glory, but you and I have been tasked with a greater assignment. We are privileged to declare His gospel. Whatever it takes, for as long as we have breath – let us point people to our King.





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