Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly, Edouard, Fay, These are some of the names given to hurricanes which have occurred or will occur. They can cause damage and death. Continually we are warned to be prepared. We are advised to cover window glass with a protective film to prevent shattering, remove all outdoor furniture, pack a safety kit with items you and your family would need to get through 72 hours. Preparedness is always a good idea. And it’s not just in the case of natural disaster, but for life in general and for the spiritual realm in particular. The New Testament reminds us “boast not yourself of tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” And the most important preparedness of all is that for the life to come. We are all going to live somewhere forever and we need to be ready. Amos wisely warned, “Prepare to meet your God.” How? By inviting Christ into our lives as our Savior and Protector.
Pastor Alex Rockwell