May the peace of Christ Cover you and bless you.

Pastor Denton Lester Every year that goes by it seems is filled with wishes. There are things we wished we would have done, and some we wished we hadn’t done. There was time spent doing things that we thought were important and now see that the time spent was really wasted in relation to what is really important. The wish we could do it over. Time is one of those things that there is never enough of. Time as we understand from scripture is to be considered as the period between two eternities. There is eternity before we are born. When we are born, we enter into time, and when we die, we are no longer constrained by time as we enter into eternity. So our lives are briefly a measurement of time between eternities. In scripture time is measured in years, months, weeks, days and moments. We read in Ecclesiastes chapter 3, “There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven: A time to be born and a time to die.”

I guess my thought on this that I would like to convey to all of you is that the time we have is short in the scope of eternity. Even if we are blessed with long life, the years go by so quickly and they pass us by without our notice, until we see how many have gone under the bridge. James says, “What is your life?” I guess we don’t like to consider the question. Our life is “a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.” He says we make too many plans without the consideration of what could happen. We are to fully understand that life happens as the Lord wills. Moses in the Psalms said, “As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, or if due to strength, eighty years.” I guess I am trying to instill in you the briefness of life and the necessity of you finding salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ during your short stint here on this planet.

“The Lord is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9

Proverbs chapter 9 we read, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. For by Me your days will be multiplied, and years of life will be added to you.”

Knowing the LORD is truly the most important mission of your life. Trusting Jesus Christ to take your sin on Himself and cleanse you from sin is life changing. He will change you. Take this year, 2019, spend more time than you ever did in God’s Word. Spend more time than you ever did in prayer with the Savior of your soul. “Seek the Lord while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near.” (Isaiah 55:6) I have talked a lot about repentance. This is your year. The Lord is calling. Please ask Him to save your soul. It is time. Have a most blessed New Year!

See you in church!

Pastor Denton
            Pastor Denton

January 2019