“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
Decades ago, these words – engraved on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty – began beckoning people to a nation that offered them freedom and opportunity.
On a fall afternoon in 1886, a million-plus people gawked from sidewalks, windows, and rooftops as 20,000 marched in Wall Street’s first-ever ticker-tape parade, celebrating the dedication of Lady Liberty in New York Harbor.
A gift from the people of France commemorating the French-American alliance during the American Revolutionary War, the statue’s official name is “Liberty Enlightening the World” which brings to mind Christ’s declarations about Himself:
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12, ESV)
“I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved…” (John 10:9, ESV)
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:36, ESV)
During the course of His earthly ministry – en route to dying on the cross for our sins and then conquering the grave – Jesus touched and transformed multitudes of first-century society’s “wretched refuse” and “huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”
The tired, the poor, the homeless, and the tempest-tossed heard His words, saw His works, and found themselves drawn to Him – the one in whom they found Real Hope For Real Life.
Today, in workplaces across our nation, thousands of people are experiencing the hope of Christ through the ministry of CCA chaplains.
If you are a…
… CEO or business owner currently partnering with us, thank you! We’d love for you to suggest CCA to a peer in another company that may benefit from our services. Learn more
… employee (or family member) whom we serve now and you desire help for any situation, all you need to do to is engage in a confidential conversation with your chaplain to let them know your need.
… qualified prospective chaplain, get the process of exploring this possibility started right now by completing an application.
Most important, if you are a person who has not yet “entered the door” to new life by making the decision to begin your personal relationship with Christ, we pray you will do so right now.
As you do, we will celebrate and Heaven will have it’s own sort of “grand ticker-tape parade” among the angels over your most-important decision!
We look forward to hearing how we can serve you.
For Caring in the Workplace,