Sept 27 – Avoiding the Unpleasant

In the popular comic strip “Peanuts”, Lucy tells Linus that children cannot live at home forever. They grow up and move away, and that when Linus left, she would get his room. But…Linus reminded Lucy that someday she too would have to leave home. Lucy quickly turned the T.V. up loud, crawled into her chair with a bowl of ice cream and refused to think about it. Just a comic strip, but with an important insight for us all. Many of us like Lucy while quite capable of pointing out problems in others, refuse to accept the unpleasant realities in our own lives. And, like Lucy, many refuse to accept our own faults and failures, and especially the truth that we are sinners by nature and choice and are totally unprepared to meet our Maker. We all need to face the reality of the next life.. To do that we will need to accept our spiritual poverty and ask God for forgiveness , and an entrance into heaven.. He invites us to “seek the Lord while He may be found,” and to “call upon Him while He is near.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell