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Our Future

Posted on September 8, 2019 at 7:15 PM

This past week I wrote about gazing into the woods behind my house and wondering what was there, but just out of site. So yesterday I went out and did some work in the edge of the woods. I trimmed a few tree limbs, cut a few bushes and tried to make things a bit more visible and as I sit here this morning I realize that I did have some level of success. I can now see an additional 15 to 20 feet, and in some places I can now perhaps see an additional 50 feet, not quite what I had hoped for. But of course, as my neighbor pointed out to me yesterday, Fall is coming and soon I’ll be able to see a lot farther. I am not the only one who likes to see farther, there is a whole industry built around making brighter head lights for our cars. People want to see better and farther, they want to know what is ahead as soon as possible, they want to be able to both see and avoid the hazards that they face along the road.

 

You know, time is very much the same way. We try to look into the future, we want to see as far ahead as we can. Companies spend millions of dollars just trying to figure out what people will buy. Extreme Stock Market volatility is created when there is uncertainty. 

 

For thousands of years people have gone to people, who, for a fee, say that they will tell them their future. They do this by reading the palms of peoples hands, by looking at tea leaves, etc. And people pay because they want to know. They what to know what is coming, they want to know about the future. But as Christians, we are to avoid such things. But that is ok because we have something far better. No, we may not know what is going to happen tomorrow, or next week or next year. We can’t predict the stock market and we don’t know if Social Security or even our 401k will be there when we need it. We don’t even know if we will live to see the end of the year, the month, or even the end of the day. But, we know who does! We know that our futures are safe and secure because our futures are in His hands! The Apostle Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 1:12 “... I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.” and if it was good enough for Paul then It should be good enough for us!

- Pastor Tim

 

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