“Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” (Jeremiah 29:7)
The first chapel of 2015 took place this morning, as Grand Canyon University’s President and CEO Brian Mueller spoke words of inspiration to the packed GCU Arena. Mueller opened with asking the listening audience, “Why can’t there be more heaven on Earth?”
Mueller continued to bring in examples of how our lives are created in division. Political, social, economic divisions get in the way of what Jesus commanded us to do, “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matthew 5:43-44)
The bright-eyed audience, feeling refreshed from the three-week break, eagerly listened to Mueller who was providing a glimpse of what biblical leadership could do to unite the division that fills our lives and challenged us to do the same as we enter into this new semester.