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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Ptarmigan or Chicken

Downtown Chicken Alaska
Luke 10:20  (ESV)
Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.

Day twelve of our Alaska adventure we went to Chicken Alaska. The Town of Chicken was once the mining hub for the Forty mile district. In 1886, ten years before the Klondike Gold Rush, gold was discovered on Franklin Creek and the community of Chicken was founded.

As the story goes, the miners wanted to name the town 'Ptarmigan' after the bird which is common in the area. Unfortunately, people couldn't agree on how to spell it! Finally they settled with the easier name of Chicken. The name stuck and so has the community, despite an up-and-down history of mining in the Fortymile district. Today, there is a lot more to Chicken than appears from the roadway. Guided tours take people through the Historic Town of Chicken, which is a living museum of Gold Rush and Alaskan Frontier History.
In its glory year, Chicken boasted a population of around 400. Now, it ranges from 50 in the summer to 6 in the winter. Miners still work the nearby hills, hoping to find that elusive pay streak.

As I was thinking about the trouble they had with the name Ptarmigan it made me think that no matter how difficult  or stange your name is it is very simple to have it recorded in the Lambs Book of Life. To do so remember the ABC’s

A - Admit you have Sinned
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23

B - Believe On Jesus Christ
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.- John 3:16-17.

C - Confess Christ Publicly  
…that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. – Romans 10:9-10.

Today you can be saved and your name in the Lambs Book of Life. I would love to hear from you if you have any questions.

Dear Lord, we thank You that You know us my name. We thank You that You have made a way for each of us to go to heaven. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

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