May 15 – Preparedness

Many parts of the Maritimes, especially in rural areas do not have the same access to ambulance and hospital services as those who live in towns and cities. With this in mind, a Cavendish PEI couple have purchased an automatic External Defibrillator, a device used to restart the heart following cardiac arrest. They are also willing to share the life saving machine with others in their area should the need arise. This couple obviously believes in preparedness, an admirable and prudent characteristic. But while we all commend this thoughtful couple and have nothing but praise for them, many drift through life with no thought given to the next life. To such, James in the New Testament advised, “Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will[a] go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; 14 whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Remember –we are going to live somewhere forever.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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