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Jun20SatJune 20, 2015
In Ecclesiastes, Solomon, the wisest and richest man to ever live, reflects upon his life - his purpose for living. I don’t claim to be as wise as Solomon - and I am certainly not as materially rich! But I too am reflecting upon my life and ministry - reflecting upon my journey to this point. I am blessed with parents celebrating 59 years of marriage. I am blessed with my wife - celebrating 34 years of marriage ourselves. I am blessed with a brother and sister. Blessed with a Grandmother celebrating 98 years of life! I am blessed with two children and grandchildren. I am blessed with brothers and sisters in Christ whose faith has strengthened and encouraged me in my faith. I have been blessed to be a part of several different loving congregations. In all my blessings that I chose to pen, you should notice something - they are all relationships! Life is not about “stuff” and “things.”
Life is not about position or gain nor titles, but relationships. But even in all these blessings (relationships) if I fail to miss the point Solomon makes at the end of Ecclesiastes, I have missed the whole purpose and meaning of my life, which is to “Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.” (Ecclesiastes 12: 13)
If I miss this point, I have missed the greatest blessing of all, in this life and the next to come. Do I fear (reverence) the Lord as He deserves? Do I keep his commandments (“Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy soul and with all thy might” - “Love thy neighbor as thy self”)? On this Father’s Day as we honor and celebrate relationships, let us not forsake the most important relationship of all - Our Heavenly Father!
In HIS Service,