September 15, 2017
THIS IS US
On September 13th, 1987 we had our first church service in what was then the Best Western Hotel and is now the DoubleTree Hotel at Ashley Phosphate and I-26. This past Wednesday, September 13th, was actually 30 years since that very first service.
Over the past 30 years, we have seen the faithfulness of God bring so many people who were far from God to come to know him as Father. We’ve watched Him work miracles and healing in the lives of so many people, and those lives have intersected and intertwined to form the fabric of the Cathedral family.
If God has led you to Cathedral, then your story has merged into our story, and that is His story. It’s a beautiful thing to see people find their church family. Watching them find spiritual moms and dads, brothers and sisters, and aunts and uncles really is fulfilling because everyone wants to know they belong.
We’re in a series called This Is Us. Going back and retelling the story of Cathedral — re-digging the well, so to speak — of how God led Dean and me to Charleston thirty years ago. Retelling the story of how God has been faithful to continually weave together story after story after story, just like He’s woven your story into the tapestry of Cathedral.
It’s important for all of us to know where we came from so that we can clearly see where to go next. Because it’s through these stories that you see the biblical values and principles that guided us to where we are now. Values like the presence of God and the principle that lost people matter to God are key to understanding our story. Telling these stories honors the biblical principle of remembering that God says serves the generations well.
I love what God has done over the past 30 years, and I can’t wait to see what He’s going to do in the next 30. It’s an exciting journey because His story is our story. This is your story, and we are His story…This Is Us!
I’ll see you Sunday!