Seek the Lord!
Dear Brothers and Sisters of Wollaston,
Up until a couple of months ago, the weather was hot, then we got frost without even knowing it. Now the trees have beautiful foliage. As I drive to church in the morning, it looks so beautiful. It makes my heart burst with overflowing exultation. The Creator God made this part of the earth so beautiful this time of the year.
God shows His presence everywhere. We cannot deny Him, “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes - His eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20; NASB) Even so, many people still deny God and try to worship all kinds of manmade things.
Now, in this precious time of the year, let’s repent our unbelief and turn to the Lord who loves and comforts us. “God wants us to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love.” (Ephesians 3:18) As we know His love, it is time for us to seek and return to Him.
When I invite people to attend church and Bible classes, they usually have an excuse by saying, “I’m sorry. I’m too busy. I don’t have time to go to church.” Or, “I’ll go to church when I’m not so busy.” We know busyness is just an excuse.
Well, during my college years, I was one of them. Christians who loved me approached and invited me to church. However, I always excused myself with busyness, just like those busy people. Later, with God’s grace, I could open my heart and accept the Gospel. Praise the Lord!
From time to time, I ask myself, what if I died without accepting Christ? I don’t even want to think about it because it scares me. The Bible says, “Today is the time to seek the Lord and call upon Him now before it gets too late.” I am not trying to make people feel an urgency and sell a limited version of a unique product. The Word of God is not a temporal theme. It is an unchanging truth.
Just like preparing for the harsh winter and snow, we must consider and prepare for our eternal life in Christ. He promised, “I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.” (John 10:28) This is not an ordinary promise. It is the reason for our life in this world. We need to prepare for it while we live and enjoy our life in this wonderful world.
As we enjoy God’s wondrously beautiful and colorful foliage while it lasts, I pray that all of our church members and readers seek and turn to the Lord, and have the eternal life our Lord prepared for us. Today is the right time as we still have a chance. Praise the Lord!
-Pastor David C.