Pheidippides, the Marathon to Athens 26 mile runner who first proclaimed “Joy to you the victory is ours” when the Greeks defeated the Persians and then expired on the spot, is the forerunner of Christ’s expression which follows the formula. The Kingdom of God is at Hand. We also hear the baseball “call” story of Pittsburgh Pirate great, Manny Sanguillen as told to Pastor Bill over breakfast.

Joy to You! The Kingdom is Near