First Christian Church of River View

 The Church with a Smile & an Open Door.




Born in Atlanta, Dr. Martin Luther King did some traveling in his lifetime.  His education took him from Atlanta to Pennsylvania, to Boston in 1953. In 1954 he became pastor of a church in Montgomery, Alabama. Beginning in1957 Dr. King traveled over six million miles and spoke over twenty-five hundred times. He appeared wherever there was an injustice. He traveled to Memphis in 1968 and was assassinated at his hotel.   As I heard of the attempted assassination of Representative Gabrielle Gifford’s last week at a Safeway Grocery Store in Arizona, I like many of you immediately thought of tragedies from the past.  I remembered where I was the day I first heard of the World Trade Center Tragedy. I was at a local grocery store. When I heard of the assassination of Dr. King and Bobby Kennedy, where was I?  I was at school. When I heard of the tragedy at Columbine, where was I? I was at home. Even though I was far away from the actual location, through media, it felt as if I was in the shadows watching those in tears holding flowers, and lighting candles.  The memories will be forever in my mind. Throughout our lives, many of us will travel many miles, while some will stay close to home.  We will all hear of, see, and even experience tragedy in our own lives. Dr. King once said, “Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.”  Even though we can’t see any reason for tragedy; God sees all. As we live our lives we know location is important.  Where we are physically, as well as spiritually can determine our future in the blink of an eye.  But we must not be anxious and fearful for God is in control. We must trust in Him as He watches over us.  Remember, all things work together for good to those who love the Lord
Will's Devotion