Notes from our Preacher
Dianna and I, along with everyone else who has reached our age must face the reality that we spend a lot more time in doctors offices, or at a medical clinic, because we have more aches and pains, or upset stomach, or we have a cold that last's more than they did back when we were younger. we find ourselves using heat pads or Ben Gay, because we have Charlie horses, or sprained or pulled muscles. We now take multiple vitamins because we don't eat right, or get outside to get the sunshine we did when we were young. Most people our age are on one or more medications daily, it may be for blood pressure, or our blood sugar is not what it should be, or it may be out clustered is high. Why do we take these medications? Because we want to live as long as we possibly can, without being sick or in a nursing home.
But what we all must keep in mind is, we all have a very important appointment. And that appointment is with death, it is coming to saints, and sinners alike. And, the time of this appointment has been set by God himself. The thing is we don't know the day or the hour of this appointment. It is a personal appointment no one can take our place for this appointment. Job said "All the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come" to me this indicates that Job wasn't afraid to face that appointment, and we need not be afraid of that appointment either. The Psalmist David said in Psalms 23 "Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me" David knew that he wouldn't have to make that journey alone, that the Lord would be with him. As Christians we should realize that we too won't have to make that journey alone, but that our Lord will be with us. When Lazarus died in the story of the rich man and Lazarus in the book of Luke, we need to notice that when Lazarus died he wasn't alone, but was carried by the angels into Abrahams bosom. And if we live our lives according to what the scriptures command, we too will be carried by the angels to our resting place, there to wait the coming of the Lord Himself.
So as you age, do it as gracefully as possible, take care of yourself, and remember your a child of God, and he loves you and wants that best for you. Take care of your body, because it is the temple in which your spirit lives. And when that day comes that your body can no longer house the spirit that lives within you, let it go back to the Father who gave it to you and be at peace with that day realizing that it was a day appointed you by God himself. Remember God has been with you all the days of your life, and he will be with you on your final journey, remember what he said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you"
We would love to have you come join us at the services of the Poplar Log Congregation each and ever Lords Day. We are located on Hwy 63 in Barren County in the Freedom Community, about half way between Glasgow and Tompkinsville. Our services start at 10:am for bible study and 11:am for the morning service and at 6:pm for the evening service. We look forward to seeing you.