We just got back from our holidays in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia and, while it was fantastic to be with family and friends once again, it is wonderful to be back home. I dare say I need a holiday to recuperate from our holiday. It was wonderful to see everyone but it was also magnificent to see some of the changes going on. Our friends had not changed much at all but the surroundings sure did. There were some things that had to change, like the old buildings that were falling in on themselves but in their place were a couple of beautiful parks and some new buildings that were alive with new tenants. There is a road between New Glasgow and Antigonish that is notorious for accidents and fatalities especially around Marshy Hope. After years of research and deliberation, the powers that be decided to make a rather radical change to that section of the highway, they are taking it over the big hills and twinning it. These changes should make the journey a bit faster and a lot safer. The construction is well underway but it will not be completed overnight, it takes time when you want it done right. New construction to change lives for the better. There are times we have to let go of the past and embrace the future with a new passion.
For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. For we will put on heavenly bodies; we will not be spirits without bodies. While we live in these earthly bodies, we groan and sigh, but it’s not that we want to die and get rid of these bodies that clothe us. Rather, we want to put on our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by life. God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee he has given us his Holy Spirit. 2 Cor:1-5 NLT
We are on a journey and, while we are on this planet, all have an opportunity to research the path they are on and make choices on the route they will take. For those who embrace the Christ, accept His promise of a future without end and hand over their sins to Him, life begins anew. When we become a Christian, a follower of Christ, we enter the construction zone. The old is stripped away and, through the giftings of the Holy Spirit, we grow and become a new creation in the Lord. It does takes time and the journey does continue until we are greeted in Glory but when it is all done, our reward will be eternity in paradise, all safe and secure.
This Sunday, we will explore this area of construction and also celebrate a wonderful 2022 Vacation Bible School week. We would love for you to join us either in person or online Sunday at 10:30 AM MST.
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We look forward to seeing you this Sunday.