Last night I had the privilege of attending the annual banquet for the Greensboro Fellows, a mentoring ministry for recent college graduates.
The banquet's emcee shared some of the history of Greensboro, beginning with the Quaker settlement in the New Garden area of Guilford Co. They were -- and still are -- a community of faith. They sought to reach this new world for Christ. And they prayed.
The emcee then made a profound statement. We are now living out the prayers of those who have gone before us. Centuries ago, people of faith prayed for this new community. As we see the Lord's kingdom come in Guilford Co., we are living out the fulfillment of those prayers.
There is no telling how many people before me have prayed for me. Realizing that gives me new purpose and energy.