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Good Morning June 9

It is interesting to observe the changes we’ve experienced over many years. We love our cell phones, smart phones, and iPads that keep us in touch with others wherever we are. If we are without it for a day we feel lost. It was only a few years ago that we would ride through a town looking for a corner phone booth if we needed to make a call. Show a young person a dial telephone and he’ll wonder what it is. Many years ago people would go on a journey and be out of touch for months at a time. Our world has certainly changed. I’m not convinced it has all been for good. How do we measure change? Or a deeper question, what is our purpose in life? According to the the Westminster Catechism, our purpose is to love God and enjoy Him forever. If that is true, then change is measured by how it supports this purpose, or perhaps detracts from it. People before mass communication learned to love God deeply and share His love with many others. We won’t give up our cell phones, but we should keep our focus on the true purpose for which God has given us life.

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Good Morning April 21

My wife has a wonderful statement on a card posted beside her desk. “You were made by God and for God. And until you understand that, life will never make sense.” This hardly needs any further comment. Its truth is very striking. We know the truth of this statement in everything we make ourselves. If we make a cake, or plant a flower, develop a new concept, or build a shelf, we have done it. It is ours, and it was done for the purpose we had in mind. It is to serve the function for which we made it. If this is true for us, how much more must it be true of our Lord. “It is he who made us, and we are his;…”(Psalm 100:3) Further, all Scripture declares that the Lord is good, and He made us for His good and gracious purpose. Psalm 100 concludes, “For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.”(vs.5) Only this view helps us make sense of life.

Good Morning December 1

What is necessary for life? Certainly air, water, and food are essential to sustain physical life. Along with rest and exercise, these keep the body moving, but life is more than the physical body. We need a reason for being. Animals survive by nature and instinct, but humans ponder the questions of purpose. Why am I here? What is the point to life? To answer these kinds of questions, we need fellowship with other humans to give us a sense of belonging. We need faith to show us that there is something beyond our brief span of years, and give us hope. We are not self made, and we are not self sufficient. Our God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, invites us to find our meaning in Him. There are many world faiths. This shows the hunger of man for meaning. But true meaning is only found in the One who loved us enough to reveal Himself personally in Jesus Christ. By growing deeper in our own life with Jesus we find meaning, and we can help others find meaning for their lives. And that is really necessary.

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´╗┐It is always amazing to see the changes we’ve experienced over the years. We love our cell phones that keep us in touch with others wherever we are. If we are without it for a day we feel lost. It was only a few years ago that we would ride through a town looking for a corner phone booth if we needed to make a call. Years before that people would go on a journey and be out of touch for months at a time. We have certainly changed over the years and I don’t think it has all been for good. How do we measure change? Or another question, what is our purpose in life? According to the Westminster Catechism, our purpose is to love God and enjoy Him forever. If that is true, then change is measured by how it supports this purpose, or perhaps detracts from it. People before mass communication learned to love God deeply and share His love with many others. We won’t give up our cell phones, but we should keep the focus on our purpose in life.

Good Morning August 26

It is interesting to observe the changes we’ve experienced over many years. We love our cell phones, smart phones, and iPads that keep us in touch with others wherever we are. If we are without it for a day we feel lost. It was only a few years ago that we would ride through a town looking for a corner phone booth if we needed to make a call. Show a young person a dial telephone and he’ll wonder what it is. Many years ago people would go on a journey and be out of touch for months at a time. Our world has certainly changed. I’m not convinced it has all of been for good. How do we measure change? Or a deeper question, what is our purpose in life? According to the the Westminster Catechism, our purpose is to love God and enjoy Him forever. If that is true, then change is measured by how it supports this purpose, or perhaps detracts from it. People before mass communication learned to love God deeply and share His love with many others. We won’t give up our cell phones, but we should keep our focus on the true purpose for which God has given us life.

Good Morning September 30

My internet provider loves to make money with advertising. I find it an irritation when most screens come up with an ad for something or other stuck on the side . However, one this morning asked the question, “What do you live for?” There’s an interesting question to start the day. How would we answer? – just the effort it takes to get through another day; to earn enough money to pay bills and have some fun at the end of the week; to be part of family and friends that make life worth living, ….. I guess we feel all of these at one time or another, but as Christians, we are continually reminded of Jesus words in John 10, “I have come that you may have life, and have it to the full.” (vs.10) It is our relationship with Jesus Christ that surrounds everything else we do. Our times in a fallen world are not easy, but Jesus makes all of our times worthwhile. The question is not so much what do we life for, but who lives His life in us? Jesus, and He makes all the difference.