“As I looked at that scenery and that beauty, that’s when I felt and knew that the peace of God was in my heart. This is my home, my family.”
I had been here in Pittsburgh about a year and a half. I was walking around the city asking the Lord, “Where should I attend?” Because I wanted to be in the right place. I kept passing this statue, and I stopped and looked at the statue, and I took pictures of the statue. I said, “Lord, let me not forget this statue of Jesus coming out of this heart, with his arms stretched out.”
One Sunday I came and the doors were open. I came in and asked, “May I see your sanctuary?” and they said, “Yes.” I went in and the first thing I noticed was the shepherd window, which reminds you of the scripture, the good shepherd. Christ is our good shepherd. As I looked and partook of that scenery and that beauty, that’s when I felt and knew that the peace of God was in my heart. This is my home, my family, my church family. I’d welcome anybody to just pass by that statue because that’s how Christ died. He stretched his arms out for us. He gave himself to the death, and he rose again, and he sits now with the Heavenly Father.