Monday, December 31, 2007

Of Warriors and Worshippers

Like my daughter would say, wooooooooooow!!! (If you don't know how to say it properly it doesn't have quite the same effect). I can hardly believe that today is the last day of 2007. Where did the time go? When did I get those extra grey strands in my beard? When did my kids get so big? All these questions roaming around freely in my head as I attempt to put perspective on my life in 2007. I don't know about you, but I'm glad 2008 is around the corner. I certainly have experienced and learned an awful lot in 2007, but I am eager to see what 2008 holds.


The Well turns two on February 19, 2008 and I am particularly excited about what God has in store for us as we reach the 'toddler' stage of our existence. I am sorrounded by a group of loving, caring, 'battle-hardened warriors' who have truly demonstrated their mettle as we have navigated the sometimes treacherous roads of planting a life-giving church in Central Florida. So on this, the last day of 2007, I couldn't think of a more fitting tribute to pay to those men and women that I have proudly served the King alongside of. I am thinking fondly of, and praying for all of you today (you know who your are).

As we exit the grand stage of 2007 and make an entrance into 2008, I wish I had the prescience to tell you what's in store (that would, however, make me Omniscient). What I can offer though, is a reminder of one of the quotes that impacted me the most in 2007. This quote has served as a constant reminder of the strength I am sorrounded by on my team. So to all you warriors out there, you are the one!

"Of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't be there. Eighty are nothing but targets. Nine are real fighters... we are lucky to have them... they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one of them is a warrior... and he will bring the others back." - Hericletus (CIRCA 500 B.C.)

6 comments:

Joey said...

Love the quote Joseph, it gave m chills!

Hope Clark said...

That quote IS fantastic. I'm excited for 2008 as well!

Moose Man said...

God never said it would be easy just awesome. What a warrior does is never easy but in the end it is always awesome. It isn't awesome because of fame or fortune, its awesome because of all the men he brought home, the lives he impacted, the men who enjoy their lives because of the warriors sacrifice, his willingness to continue despite his hardship. Here is to you PJ are head Warrior. From your armor bearer "I am with you and soul"

ST said...

All that's left for me to say is "Woooooooow!!!" (and I DO know how to say it correctly)...

Joseph said...

This is no doubt who we are becoming as God molds us and completes His work in us. We are "The One." (eat your heart out Neo):)

Bimi said...

wooooooow! What an awesome quote daddy!! You're so talented!!!