What a wonderful legacy God has given us through the scriptures! We have just been experiencing again, step by step, the final week of Jesus’ life on earth – his triumphal entry into Jerusalem, His cleansing of the Temple of buyers and sellers, the many teachings for his disciples through prayer and parables. We recall again each event that led to his crucifixion and death – and finally to His resurrection.
So much happened in one short week! How can we comprehend it all? Let us remember every detail with thanksgiving, and that we have a wonderful Saviour who is always with us!
At times we are discouraged as we look at what is happening within our United Church. We have tried step by step to encourage, request, and insist on a return to the Basis of Union which centred on Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour; but sometimes it seems the devil is gaining ground. Yet we must not be discouraged!
I want to share with you something written by a favourite author of mine, Dorothy Nicholas. One day she was sitting at home at the table talking to her next-door neighbours, a young couple who had helped them after her stroke and her husband’s leg injury. And for some reason the young man began telling them the story of his troubled past – falling in with the wrong crowd in his teens and spending a year in a reformatory. But when he was released no one would give him a job.
Desperate, he stole his father’s car and gun and decided to rob a service station. He pulled up
determined to demand money from the woman manager. “But just then I looked up and saw the sign overhead.
GOD IS OUR SECURITY GUARD – ALWAYS ON THE JOB.” He knew he couldn’t rob this place – and rushed home. He prayed all night; and “with God’s help I went on to get my life straightened out.”
The amazing thing about this story is that it was the neighbour he was talking to who had thought up that slogan when they started their service station!
GOD IS OUR SECURITY GUARD – ALWAYS ON THE JOB.
Our church seems to be straying from God. Let us look up and see God on guard, and return to Him as we go forth in confidence with Jesus Christ leading us as we witness for Him.