When watching a sunset, taking a morning walk along the shoreline of Lake Michigan, or staring at a clear, star filled night, or looking at magnificent cloud formations, I often wonder how man can deny the existence of God.
The name “Rooster Cry” alludes to Luke 22:34, where Jesus tells Peter that he will deny knowing him, three times before the rooster crows [cries].
In many European churches, both Catholic and Protestant, it is common to see a rooster on church steeples – the rooster being symbolic of the hope extended to all of us, that through Jesus Christ, we can receive divine forgiveness and pardon for our sins.
When a rooster is placed on the steeple instead of a cross, it is to remind us of this, and to always confess Christ, and never deny Him regardless the circumstance.
It was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who said, “If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority.”
The musings is this blog are meant to challenge the church in the spirit of Dr. King, and offer thought-provoking insights into our culture, and the Christian Faith – often in historical context.
Let me hear your thoughts.
J.R. Awrey lives in Holland, Michigan with his wife, Cindy and their Basset Hound, Katrina Maria Carolyne.