May the peace of Christ Cover you and bless you.

Pastor Denton Lester Well 2020 is here, a new decade; it seems like we just got used to writing 2000 on everything and now its 2020 already.

Looking back at the year past, I guess the big newsmaker for the year is the continuing saga of politics and the people in Washington, what with impeachment and all. What a tragic set of events. There were shootings, there were storms, there are continuing border issues, there are many unhappy people in our land and whatever other significant events you may look back on from last year. Things change so fast today that even computers are old before you get them home. Our society is becoming almost frightening because people are so lost. Change is the way of our world and how far will it go?

Just like in the days of Noah, Jesus said, in accord with His return. If we go back to Genesis in chapter 6 we read, “The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great upon the earth, and that the intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Gen. 6:5). It is not a stretch to say that we are living in days such as those were. It tells us, “the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence” (Gen. 6:11). Just this past Sunday there was a shooting in a church in Texas. It seems that every time we turn on the news there is a shooting somewhere. The earth is filled with violence.

“Just like the days of Noah”
Matthew 24:37

In Matthew’s gospel it speaks of the days of Noah as days when people gave no thought of anything but themselves. They were full of themselves in every way. No one gave the Lord a passing thought.

Luke tells us that it will be similar as to the days of Lot. If you remember where Lot lived in Sodom, the people were oblivious of God. They were of depraved mind, filled with thoughts and acts that were abominable to God. How is it that we do not see that we are living in days such as these? People are so lost and so far from God, and they really want no part with Him. So how could we be far from the end? My friends it is time to wake up.

As this New Year begins, let us spend our energy on drawing as close to the Lord Jesus Christ as we possibly can. Let us fill our days and hours with Him and let the world alone. Today, in this new decade, we need Christ more than at any time in our lives. As the apostle Paul said to the Corinthian church, so I say to you all, “we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God” (2 Cor. 5:20).

Matthew reminds us, “Be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming” (Matt. 24:42). So the best resolution that we can make is simply to be on the alert.

See you in church this Sunday!

Pastor Denton
            Pastor Denton

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