A Church with a Heart for our Community

June 25th Thursday

Greetings in the name of “Our Forerunner” (Hebrews 6:19-20a), Jesus Christ – THE Crucified and Risen Saviour! What a morning in the Kingdom – clouds, a little sunshine, cooler temperatures….you, of course, know that today we are only six months away from Christmas…exciting, “Eh?”  Today I will be praying for you, asking Father to saturate your soul with mercy, grace, and peace.

This past Sunday one of our elders, who has a  spiritual gift of music, ministered to us with a song that was quite challenging. Being as it was Father’s Day, it was aptly called, “Men of a Certain Age” by Robin Mark. The lyrics included phrases and words like: Men of a certain age are weary, everything rolls along…nothing has changed for thirty six years, now it’s the same old song…apathy…compromise…where is the great adventure…how can I turn the page, rub it all out and start over. Then comes the chorus: Who told you to quit, who said to step down…who said to stop running…who said that time had been called on your day…who said the anointing had been taken away. he words have been in my mind.

I think the word “men” could be replaced with “women” or “young adult” or ‘son” or “daughter” or even “church’…we are celebrating our 20th anniversary as a faith family. I wonder if God did not orchestrate the singing of this song, or the timing of. We are given these words: Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 NIV. Note that it does not say, ‘get tired of serving God” but ‘get tired in serving God’ and it is real easy to miss the distinction. I wonder if the farmer ever gets weary of doing all the necessary chores and tasks after the seed has been planted? I wander if he remembers all that weariness as the harvest begins to happen?

I read these words: Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed–that exhilarating finish in and with God–he could put up with anything along the way…when you find yourself flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenalin into your souls!  Hebrews 12:2-3 The Message. The chorus of the song finishes with these words: The battle is won, the kingdom has come…it’s time to start running…so pick up the baton and get back in the race…men of a certain age.

Be blessed!