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Dear friends, brothers and sisters. Greetings in the name of Christ Jesus our Lord.
It is always an honor and a privilege to come to you by way of this medium. I thank the Lord for the unction of the Holy One and for the grace He has bestowed upon me that I might serve Him.
I was deeply impressed in the last few days, how that each day is truly a gift from God. Though we are likely to give thanks to God for our families, our jobs, the blessing of living in a country so great as the United States, etc., but let us not forget that each day, when we open our eyes to the light of the morning sun, and breathe deeply the sweet air, that we are partaking of one of God's greatest gifts.
We often enjoy reminiscing about the days gone by, but the past is gone. All we really ever have is the immediate moment. Life is so temporary, and so fragile.
Friend, maybe your on the fence about Jesus Christ. Maybe you have put your family and career first for now, saving the decision about a relationship with the Lord for later in life. It could be that you've even acknowledged the Creator, but feel that other areas of your life would suffer if you committed yourself to fully embrace the cross and yield to the will of God. I urge you to wait no longer. We have no guarantees about tomorrow. As Jesus said in a parable about a man with big plans for his family, his goods, and his investments, "This night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided" (Luke 12:16-21). Take a moment right now, and accept Jesus' sacrifice on Calvary for your sins. Ask the Father to forgive you, and give your life to Him. Great is His mercy. The Lord has been drawing you by His Spirit: yield yourself to Him, and become a child of God.
And to my brothers and sisters who have partaken of the redemption through Jesus' blood, even the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace, I remind you that you, too, while having the hope of eternal life, have no guarantees for tomorrow in this life. James, the Lord's brother, admonished us, saying, "What is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away" (Jas. 4:13-15). To you I would say, use each moment - each breath - as an opportunity to serve the Lord. As Peter said, seeing that Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, we should longer should live the rest of our time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
I do not fear death, nor do I expect to miss the gift of tomorrow. Still, all I am certain of is right now. This is the time I have to walk with God. May I be ever mindful of His gift of the moment, and accept it with all thanksgiving, praising my Saviour all the day long! God bless you all.
David M. McNabb
Editor & Bible Guy