August 15 – Later than Ever Before

Recently I read the cute story of a kindergarten child who was learning his numbers. To help him progress, his mother told him to count the number of times the clock chimed. Soon he mastered 1-12. Then something odd happened- the clock, chimed 13 times. “What comes after 12 Mommy?” he asked. “Thirteen” his mother answered. “Wow! Exclaimed the child, “It’s 13 o’clock, later than it’s ever been before!” ” We don’t know when our lives w ill end, but we do know that it is later than it’s ever been before. We are given this precious gift of time by God. We are to use it to make sure we are ready for the next life. Jesus invites us with the words, “Behold I stand at the door and knock.”He referred to the door of our hearts. And He also said, “ I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except by me.” I hope you have made that decision, or will, while there is time., because it’s later than it’s ever been before.

Pastor Alex Rockwell