Many people have asked me what the symbol is above the doors into our sanctuary. Actually it was originally in the first church on the west side of Fresno. The older members have told me it has stylized Chinese symbols around the central figure which is a cross. The message is that with Christ at the center of our lives we can “work, worship, play and pray.”
I had just read some portions of the apocryphal writing known as the Acts of Peter which made me pause and think of this sign in our church. He writes, “Unless you make what is right left, and what is left right, what is above into what is below, and what is behind into what is in front, you will not learn to know the Kingdom.”
Not totally sure what the writer was trying to say other than God will make things as they should be someday. But in the meantime we are called to feed the hungry, lift up the poor, welcome those that have been outcast and forgive those who have offended us. In order to make that happen God has to be at the center of your life. When that is a fact we can turn the world upside down for our Savior.
Its a winding path but together we can help others along the way. Take a moment today to pray, to worship, do a little work and most of all..play!