Gate Keepers and the Sublette Times

w-016536-bodiamcastle-gatehouse-gallery_pictureI’m uncertain how many people are aware of the website, Sublette Times, and wanted to at least mention it as another important site for news and information in our county.  It is hosted by a local resident and has several articles on issues that do not always make it on the main stream media of our county.

We recently saw in the Pinedale Roundup an article about school activity bus drivers, for some this story may have been out of the blue, but it has been an ongoing concern for nearly 2 years.  The story in the Sublette Times is very informative and deserves a bit more press since it is a costly and dangerous concern in our school district.

School Bus Driver Fatigue

As many know, we have a ministry in the church that we’ve nicknamed “Gate Keepers,” wherein members get involved in the “gates” of our community (education, business, entertainment, law, media, town council, health, etc. etc.)  This was drawn this from the story of Nehemiah rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem where he commands, “Do not let the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun is hot; and while they stand guard, let them shut and bar the doors; and appoint guards from among the inhabitants of Jerusalem, one at his watch station and another in front of his own house.” (cf. Neh. 7:3)  Each one of us has a particular area of concern and we should be vigilant protectors of those matters, keeping watch for the community as a whole where “our house” (read interest) lies. [There is a sermon and sermon notes on these passages in Nehemiah entitled “Jesus and the Kingdom of God” under the Messages & Resources tab if interested.]

Our prayer as believers is that God’s Kingdom would come on earth as it is in heaven.  This requires that the body of believers be about God’s business in their everyday affairs.  Gate Keepers are required to welcome friends and to keep out foes, each one “in front of his own house.

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