May 11 – World’s Oldest Person

Misao Okawa, died last month after observing her 117th birthday. Born in Osaka Japan on March 5,1898 Okawa was recognized as the world’s oldest living person by the Guinness Book of Records. Whether we have few, or many years on this earth, we have been given this time to do what Amos of old advised,- “prepare to meet your God.” The news of the long life and death of this lady gives us much to ponder. No matter how long or short our lives, each one of us has a rendezvous with the grim reaper, like it or not. Because of that, it is wise to heed the invitation in the Bible to “seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near,” and to take advantage of the truth that Our savior is “willing to save to the uttermost, all who come to God by Him.” Songwriter Ira Stanphill reminds us, “There’s room at the cross for you, There’s room at the cross for you. Though millions have come, there is still room for one, There is room at the cross for you.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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