PR and the Christian Faith

A Message from our Sponsor

Well, I want you to know: I’m a Christian, as are many of the professionals in the firm.

Our mission is simply to offer your company the best business-to-business PR service that we can. Our energy and talents are a gift from God. We’ve simply chosen to use them this way, with gladness and candor.  — John

An offering from important pages, and people . . .

Many decades ago, author George Orwell sat at a table outside while eating bread with jam. A wasp landed on the jam and began to eat it. Amused at first and eventually bothered by it, Orwell tried to wave it away. After repeated efforts to discourage the wasp, which continued to eat the jam, he picked up the knife and cut the wasp in half. Yet, the wasp continued to eat, apparently oblivious to its dire situation. As he watched in fascination, a stream of jam continued to trickle from the open end of the insect’s esophagus. It was only when the wasp attempted to fly away that it became aware of its grim condition.

Orwell pondered: Are we like the wasp, consuming of the world, not realizing until it’s time to leave that we are separated from our soul?

Sounds horrible, doesn’t it? Now is the time to prevent it, and to share the eternal salvation with others. Why wait?

This, from Nicky Gumbel, founder of the Alpha ministry (proudly offered to you from one who enjoyed all the plinking and plunking during his daughter’s early piano training):

“Lord Radstock was staying in a hotel in Norway in the mid-nineteenth century. He heard a little girl playing the piano nearby. She was making a terrible noise: ‘plink… plunk… plink…’ It was driving him mad! Then, he noticed that a man came and sat beside her and began playing with her, filling in the gaps. The result was the most beautiful music. He later learned that the man who joined the girl was her father, Alexander Borodin, composer of the opera, Prince Igor.

The disciple Paul writes that “in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28). As we falteringly play our part – seeking His will for our lives through Scripture, listening for His counsel and guidance, acting in accordance with His will, waiting, and in our fellowship with others – God comes to sit beside us, taking our “plink, plunk, plink” and makes something truly beautiful out of our lives.

Also, these selections from the instruction manual:

• “A life devoted to things is a dead life, a stump; a God-shaped life is a flourishing tree.” Proverbs 11:28

• “Blessed are those who trust in the Lord . . . They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they go right on producing delicious fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8

• For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible … everything got started in Him and finds its purpose in Him. Colossians 1:16

And, lest we’er forget:
Thomas Paine, American Crisis (1780-83) “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.” December 23, 1776

And finally . . .  The Bible says, “David served God’s purpose in his own generation.” I can’t think of a better epitaph. That’s what I want for my life – that when I die people will say, “He served God’s purpose in his generation.” – Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life

We hope this message encourages you on your journey.

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