Words from our Pastor

June 2017

In his book, Nearing Home, Billy Graham writes,

“While society may not believe that growing old is a respectable phase of life, my prayer is that believers in Jesus Christ will walk the last mile of the way triumphantly, as Moses did when he died at the age of 120.

In Deuteronomy 34: 1-10, we read about Moses being brought to the land that God promised in an oath to Abraham, but Moses was not allowed to enter it, due to his earlier disobedience. God, however, did allow Moses to behold the land of promise in his old age. I wonder if God, in his sovereignty, allows the eyesight of the aged to cast a dim view of the here and now so that we can focus our spiritual eyes on the ever after.”

God’s word records that Moses’ successor was Joshua. But even after his death, the impact of Moses’ life lived on in Joshua, the great military commander for God’s people. What testimony are we passing on to others following us? One of the best ways to answer this question is to remember the wonderful things that God has done for you. That can invigorate you at any age! Others are always watching our attitudes and actions. Let us not diminish the impact we make; let us pass on foundational truths of God’s Word so that younger generations will be as Joshua, “filled with the spirit of wisdom.”

I encourage all of us to spend some time in prayer asking God to help us discern how he would like to use us in our current season of life. I am praying that he will open our eyes to the opportunities he has placed in our paths.

– Pastor John