Cause to Pause

Reflections On Our Life in Jesus Christ

Today’s Bible Reading (from Ezra 3-5; John 20
Friday’s: Ezra 6-8; John 21   Saturday’s: Ezra 9-10; Acts 1
Sunday’s: Nehemiah 1-3; Acts 2:1-21           Monday’s: Nehemiah 4-7; Acts 2:22-47

John Glenn died on December 8, 2016 and will be formally buried in a private ceremony on April 6, 2017. The great American hero flew 59 combat missions in WWII, another 27 in Korea, was a test pilot, an astronaut who became the first American to orbit the Earth, a four-term U.S. Senator, and the oldest man in space when at 77 he flew as part of the 1998 Space Shuttle Discovery crew. Following his death, American flags throughout the world were flown at half-staff for nine days. His stature of accomplishment has been displayed at Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs, but viewers might be surprised to see one of the most notable pieces in the exhibit. A picture of Glenn’s high school civics teacher in New Concord gives tribute to the man who inspired him to serve. Glenn credited Harford Steele as the one who shaped his belief in the importance of public service, and as Glenn said, “igniting a fire in me that never did go out.”[1]

Flags weren’t lowered when Steele died, but his influence caused them to go down all over the world.

Best regards,
Mark Dillman
Minister, Airport Rd. Church of Christ

[1] Houston Chronicle, 12/13/16, pg. A15; In Other Words, March 2017, Issue 2.