MY CROSSING STORY
Jessica from The Crossing Mt. Sterling
and now The Crossing Macomb!
I will never forget my initial experience with The Crossing Church. We were a group of elders and their wives who were confused, hurt, and discouraged. Our church was hurting, our people were hurting, and the church itself was at a crossroads.
We had reached out to The Crossing for guidance and support. We met in a room at the Quincy campus with some of The Crossing leaders. Circled up, we shared of our love for Jesus along with our disappointments of the current status of our church. Plenty of tears were shed.
Instead of preaching to this hurting church about how to be a “better church”, they offered to walk with us. Fresh air was breathed into this broken group; we really could be Jesus to our church, our families, and our community!
“There is no better way to fall more in love with Jesus than to work beside Him,
loving the people He loves.”
In 2013, Cornerstone Christian Church became The Crossing Mt. Sterling Campus. I have had the privilege of watching this church become empowered. At one time, I was able to walk into church and know every single face I saw. Soon after becoming The Crossing, I was constantly seeing people I had never seen before. It was such a blessing to not know everyone! That meant Kingdom work was being done! People that I would have never expected to see in church were leading, teaching, and baptizing!
This is not because there is something inherently “special” about The Crossing, but because The Crossing recognizes, worships, and follows who the “special one” is, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. With that courage and boldness, The Crossing looks to where God is at work and joins Him in it. That means I get to join Him in it. There is no better way to fall more in love with Jesus than to work beside Him, loving the people He loves.
“We are so excited to be a part of what God is doing at The Crossing Macomb campus and still find it hard to believe that God has invited us along on this journey.
I very much feel that my Crossing story is really just beginning.”
If I could only use one word to describe what my life is like having Jesus as my Lord and Savior, I would have to use “focused”. Looking at me, you would not think, “That is one focused lady”. My life often looks and feels crazy. I am a wife, a daughter, a sister, a mother of two young children, and a social worker. I am habitually late, often can’t find my keys, and am pushed and pulled by the waves of my emotions. Hard times hit me hard, but they do not destroy me. I am focused on my God. He is the God of the universe. He thankfully holds everything, even my crazy life, in His hands. I can rest assured on that. No matter what comes my way, NOTHING can separate me from Him. I know this. I focus on this. Because of this truth, I want, I need to tell others about this.
At this time in my life, it is very important to me that my children begin to learn this absolute truth. It is my prayer that they do not see God as some abstract being who may or may not grant wishes, but as a loving and just Father who hears their little voices as they pray. By having an intimate personal relationship with God, they will know his voice and desire to follow it wherever it may lead.
It was with that desire to follow God's voice that recently my husband and I, along with our two girls, moved from Mt Sterling to Macomb. We are so excited to be a part of what God is doing at The Crossing Macomb campus and still find it hard to believe that God has invited us along on this journey. I very much feel that my Crossing story is really just beginning.