Sand & Stars
In October of 2016, Covenant Church celebrated 40 years of ministry. The celebration included a transition to family legacy when Pastor Mike Hayes very beautifully handed the ministry to his son, Stephen Hayes. In those 3 days of celebration, Pastor Stephen and his sister, Amie Dockery, shared a profound message about their personal legacy as leaders of Covenant Church. The name of their message was “Sand and Stars”.
We were asked to write a song that would help make this declaration as a church family. As a result, the words of this song were born in our hearts....
On and on, Your love goes on and on
The One who was, and is, and is to come,
We stand in awe and wonder
His love goes on and on, and so does His legacy. The referenced scriptures speak not only of legacy, but of the promise of future generations. In Deuteronomy, legacy is referred to as the Seed of Abraham. The New Testament connects us to that promise, referring to all people grafted into the family of Israel as being the Seed of Abraham. Legacy has always been close to the Father's heart, and we are each a part of that legacy continuing on to the next generation. Due to Abraham’s obedience, we are blessed, and we can be a part of blessing future generations as we choose to walk in obedience as he did.
“The angel of God spoke from Heaven a second time to Abraham: ‘I swear—God’s sure word! —because you have gone through with this, and have not refused to give me your son, your dear, dear son, I’ll bless you—oh, how I’ll bless you! And I’ll make sure that your children flourish—like stars in the sky! like sand on the beaches! And your descendants will defeat their enemies. All nations on Earth will find themselves blessed through your descendants because you obeyed me.’” Genesis 22:15-18 MSG