By Ralphine Major

I paused for a moment when I saw it.  The simple beauty of a church steeple wrapped in an early morning fog slowed my work on a long list of things to do.  I marveled at its powerful and majestic impact as it towered toward the sky.  Even more amazing is the fact that the picture was taken from over two miles away!

In the ever changing landscape of Harbison’s Crossroads, passers-by may see the Clear Springs Baptist Church steeple coming from any direction.

Perhaps there is a reason the steeple and cross atop it seem to bear more importance today.  In the midst of traditional fall festivals and football, our nation is facing a monumental presidential election.

Serious issues plague our country, even threatening the American way of life many of us have known.  The outcome will surely impact us all, particularly the youngest among us.

Again, I look at the steeple rising above the fog and take joy in this symbol of strength, refuge, and peace.

As America approaches this most significant time, may her people remember those often quoted words in II Chronicles 7:14:  “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (KJV)

If there ever was a time to seek the wisdom from an old book, it is now.