From the Pastor's Desk: Archives

July 12, 2015


Sometimes, what we care about most gets all used up and goes away...never to return. So... While we have it... it's best we love it.... And care for it.... And fix it when it's broken.... And heal it when it's sick.

This is true. For marriage... And old cars... And children with bad report cards... And dogs with bad hips... And aging parents... And grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it.

Some things we keep. Like a best friend that moved away or a classmate we grew up with.

There are just some things that make life important, like people we know who are special... And so, we keep them close!

When you die, God won't ask you:

God won't ask what kind of car you drove. He'll ask how many people you drove who didn't have transportation.

God won't ask the square footage of your home. He'll ask how many people you welcomed into your home.

God won't ask about the clothes you had in your closet. He'll ask how many you helped to clothe.

God won't ask what you highest salary was. He'll ask if you compromised your character to obtain it.

God won't ask what your job title was. He'll ask if you performed your job to the best of your ability.

God won't ask how many friends you had. He'll ask how many people to whom you were a friend.

God won't ask in what neighborhood you lived. He'll ask how you treated your neighbors.

God won't ask about the color of your skin. He'll ask about the content of your character.

God won't ask why it took you so long to find Him and ask Him into your house. He'll lovingly take you to heaven and not to the gates of Hell.

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