Just as suddenly, I came to a quick stop, with a tree trunk merely a foot or so from my face and my legs astraddle the tree. I was relieved to know that I had wounded nothing more than my pride during my wild ride. I still had a piece of the bread in one hand, and there was actually a trace of grape juice left in the cup which my other hand clutched.
But what caught my eye was the glimpse of something which glistened in the morning sunlight. There, directly before my eyes, were a few drops which had escaped from the cup I held. A few red drops sparkled in the sunlight, and slowly dripped down the tree before me. I couldn’t help but think about what those tiny drops represented, and about another tree splattered with red drops long ago, when the ultimate price was paid for our sins.*
Mark Wesner, MCC Pastor
The Salvation Army Tools for School
Free school supplies sponsored by The Salvation Army Tools for School program provides basic school supplies for children whose parents cannot afford the items necessary for their children to succeed in school. The Salvation Army will once again be handing out a limited number of free school kits (1 kit per student) for K-12 students of Rush County. The only requirements of eligibility to receive a school kit are that the student must attend a Rush County School and the student must be present when picking up the school kit. School kits are to be picked up at the First Church of God (1200 W. US HWY 52 – enter through the main entrance doors from the parking lot) on Monday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and then each morning (9 a.m. to noon) until Friday, Aug. 2 or until supplies last. For more information call 765-932-5138.