Dwarfed by the magnificence of The Duomo of Florence, I am not so much humbled by this massive edifice as I am of two Texan ladies who asked us for directions.
Fran and Tracy were lifetime friends who were making Italy a priority upon their retirement. After a few minutes of conversation, we found that they were committed Christians. Within minutes, I was asking her to pray for a loved one who is suffering. She assured me that she would.
PORTAL TO HEAVEN: As time winds down to the return of Jesus, that which is more stunning than any cathedral is the massive edifice that He is building: the Body of Christ.
But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. This is why it says: “When he ascended on high, he took many captives and gave gifts to his people.”…So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.