It’s not what you know, it’s who you know, right? Having “connections” certainly helps when you’re trying to get something accomplished in life. The most connected person I know around these parts is my colleague Greg Register. The guy knows everyone in this community. Since I’m still relatively new here if I need a connection with a repair person, a vendor, or whatever I go to Mr. Register. He always knows somebody. Sometimes I just make stuff up to see if he can come up with a connection. “Hey Greg, I need someone to repair my ancient Greek tapestry.” “No problem Rod —just call Gil up in Sanford and he’ll take care of you.”

I’ve been thinking about all of Mr. Register’s connections in the context of our theme for this new school year “You are not alone…you’re connected!” based on John 16:32b-33. I think Mr. Register would agree that his most important connection is not to any vendor, service provider, or even friend or family. For each of us our most vital connection is to our Savior Jesus Christ. Through His sacrifice on the cross we have a relationship with God that provides the forgiveness of all our sins and a place in heaven for eternity. Jesus did the most important work, established a connection with us, and His love for us will never fail. It’s not what I know that matters – it’s who I know in Jesus.