An early congregational song heard in the church testimonial service warned, "Run to the City of Refuge! You'd better run". The song referred to a provision instituted when Israel possessed their Promised Land. After moving into Canaan, the Israelites were instructed to provide six cities of refuge for those running to escape avengers where they could be safe until their cases could be heard and judged fairly. These persons were provided a place of asylum in one of these cities of refuge. However, they had to hurry to the nearest shelter without delay. According to Jewish tradition the roads leading to these cities were kept in excellent condition and the crossroads were well marked with signposts reading, "Refuge! Refuge!" Runners were also stationed along the way to guide the fugitives.
Israel's benefit of sanctuary reminds believers of Psalm 46:1, "God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble," and of Romans 8:1, "Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." This is the endeavor of Mt. Rose - To provide a shelter to those who are lost, hurting and needing God's guidance and direction for their lives. We are compassionate, prayerful, committed and obedient to the Word of God. Our prayer is that all who enter; all who attend; and all who encounter "The City" will be blessed because of that encounter and encouraged to walk closer with Jesus Christ. So we invite you to "Run to the City of Refuge!"
Come and experience the love of Jesus Christ and the ministry of the Holy Spirit.