What unites people together? There has to be some common experience, some common ground, some common interest that brings them together. They relate to each other on a deeper level. They share something that unless you have experienced it yourself, you do not quite relate to.
It is no secret what has brought us together as a group of businessmen. We all share a personal experience that has changed the course of our lives and altered our perspective of the world forever. I think that an illustration from the “Miracle on the Hudson” will help to clarify the point I want to get across.
On January 15, 2009 US Airways flight 1549 took off from LaGuardia Airport in NY with 155 people aboard. Minutes later the plane was forced to make an emergency landing on the Hudson River. All the people on board that aircraft survived and it became known as the “Miracle on the Hudson”. Below are some excerpts taken from an article written by Ed Pilkington for The Guardian; titled “Survivors of the Hudson River Plane Crash”In the weeks following the crash, the survivors were drawn to one another. They call themselves "1549ers", and feel as if they are members of a rare club – only they can understand the extreme trauma that they have been through.Another social tick emerged. So many survivors felt that their lives had begun anew, almost as if they had been born again, that they enshrined the thought in a ritual. When a passenger's birthday came up, they would hold a party and call it their "first", as in their first birthday since the crash.
Those of us who are members of “Businessmen in Christ
” (BMC), call ourselves “born again” Christians. This term is not one that we have made up. Jesus first used the term in a dialogue He had with a Jewish Rabbi; it is recorded in the Gospel of John chapter 3, verse 3. We identify with this term, because just like the survivors of “Miracle on the Hudson” we too have encountered a life changing experience. Each one of us has a unique story to tell on how we came to believe that this man from Galilee, Jesus Christ, was who He claimed to be- God’s Savior to the world. The Bible says it this way in the same Gospel of John 1:12: “But as many as have receive Him (Jesus Christ), to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name
Do you have to be a “Born Again” Christian to attend one of our meetings- No, you do not have to be. We welcome any businessman, whether you are an owner, or retired, or even just interested in the business world and want to see what a Christian perspective on business is about; you are welcome to attend our meetings. You can check the events page to find out where you can attend a meeting. If you have any questions about us, or about what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ; please feel free to contact us. We would be glad to discuss with you about your spiritual journey and about our group. Look forward to hearing from you.
If you want to know more about Jesus Christ and what it means to be saved, you can find more information here (Looking for Answers? Peace With God
). Oh, and check out the videos on this link; they are awesome! May God guide you and lead you on your spiritual journey to having Peace with God.