In The Interim
It is still sometimes hard for me to comprehend how fast time seems to move. I remember visiting my grandmother when she was around ninety years old. At that time she was for the most part bed ridden. At some point during our conversation, she looked up at me and said, “The first eighty years of my life went by really fast. This second eighty is going by faster.” Grandmother always had a unique way of putting things. I also cannot believe how fast this year is moving. I was kidding with Patty the other day that I need to get out the ladder and start putting up the Christmas decorations. But I’ll hold off on that for a couple of months.
We are already into the month of September. The unofficial end of Summer. Children are back in school, parents are celebrating, high school football games are starting, and many areas are planning and/or having Fall or harvest activities and festivals. The Fall season is always an exciting time.
This is no different in the church. This time of year is when we see more of our members now that most vacations are over. The church always offers a warm place to be where we can come together as a body of believers. It is a place where we worship God through word, song, and prayer. And nothing is like seeing the pews being filled on a Sunday morning with like believers.
This month also holds two weekends that we as a nation should observe. The first in Labor Day. This is a day that was designed to honor the working men and women of America and the sacrifice made by many in building this nation. The scripture for that Sunday will be Luke 14:25-35. We will be discussing the labors of a true disciple and what is expected of us in our daily lives as a believer of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. The second is September 11. We all know what occurred on that Tuesday morning twenty-one years ago. But how should we react as Christians? And what does scripture say about the grace of God when actions of terrorism occur? We will be looking at 1 Timothy 1:1-17. From that reading in verse 17, “To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.”
I continue to be your servant in the name of Jesus Christ and look forward to what the Lord has planned for all of us in the coming months.
Yours in Christ,
Rev. John Carey