PCUSA Moderator: Focus on Jesus and Dreams Take Flight

(Michael Whitman/Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.))Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly Moderator Rev. Neal Presa is seen at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA on June 30, 2012.

The Rev. Neal Presa, moderator for the Presbyterian U.S.A., in a reflection, says his role involves pointing others to Jesus Christ, thereby allowing followers' dreams to take flight.

Presa said in a statement on Saturday posted to the denomination's website that was in an airport in Albuquerque New Mexico on a recent trip with synod executives when he saw a statue with a bronze plaque stating that the "dream of flight is born within the heart of man (sic), embracing the desire to be free from the confines of the earth's surface."

He led the post with a passage from John 1:1-4, which states:

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people."

Presa Wrote:

"None of us, certainly not this Moderator, nor any will of our own, nor any strategies or programs can bring revival. I've said continually, I'm not the sage on the stage, I'm not the one who can walk on water. But I know the One who has. I see my role, I see our role, to direct one another's attention and, indeed, the whole world's attention to the Word, Jesus Christ, for in him our prayers, hopes, and our dreams take flight."

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