That year gas sold for 54.3 cents a litre, the five year mortgage rate was 10.6 % and the Canadian dollar was worth about 72 cents American. Some might remember that was the year that the Maple Leaf Gardens were sold, the Paul Bernado trial began, Quebec narrowly decided to remain a part of Canada, the Canadiens traded Patrick Roy and Canadians got a new two dollar coin. But I had to look all of those things up. What I remember from 1995 is that that was when Cornerstone was born. And like most births there was much hoopla and predictions about the baby’s future, but as Yogi Berra said “It’s hard to make predictions, especially about the future.”
The route Cornerstone took to get to where we are today is not what I had in mind on that sunny and warm spring day 20 years ago. But in the journey, I have grown, the church has grown, lives have been touched and people have met Jesus and made Him Lord but most importantly God’s purposes have been served.
And while I have no idea what may happen in the next twenty years I trust that I will grow, the church will grow, lives be will touched, people will meet Jesus and God’s purposes will be served. Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.