A Vacuum in every Heart August 7, 2019

Blaise Pascal, a French physicist, inventor, writer and Christian philosopher once said, “There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man, which only God can fill through His Son, Jesus Christ.” He was absolutely correct. Yet many strive to fill that emptiness, with money, pleasure, success or fame, only to find that success as society defines it is not the answer. Far better to heed the words of a beautiful gospel song, “Only Jesus can satisfy your soul, only He can change your heart and make you whole.” It was Jesus, who said, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.” If there is a vacuum in your life, please let Jesus fill it.

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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Wandering from the Path August 5, 2019

Last month, Marta Malek and Maya Mirota, both 16, from Kitchener, Ont., spent four nights lost in massive Algonquin Park, after straying from the path. Happily, they have been found safe. Sadly, for many lost people, the ending is not as happy. The Bible describes our journey through life as follows. “All we like sheep have gone astray. We have turned every one to his own way…” Jesus told of two ways through life—a narrow way, which leads to eternal life, and a broad way which leads to spiritual destruction. Thankfully, Jesus tells us how to go the narrow way, with the words, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Jesus is the only way to forgiveness and heaven.

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A Cry for Help August 2, 2019

“I’m single, have no childhood memory of my mother telling me she loved me. I have no romantic partner, no fulfilling career or passion…” Those words were received by an advice columnist. This cry for help can be heard many times from people who have lost their way. It illustrates a passage found in the Psalms, “When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take care of me.” Such broken people need Jesus. He loves all unconditionally; loves so much that He gave His life for all. Upon acceptance, Jesus’ love gives meaning to life, peace, forgiveness. He invites, “Come unto me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

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Distorted or True Images August 1, 2019

When does a child first become self-conscious? According to Doctor Taghi Modoressi, a professor at the University of Maryland, a child under 10 months does not notice any difference between an accurate or distorted reflection, but from ages 2-5, has developed a definite self-image. In light of this, it is interesting to note that the Bible, which is likened to a mirror, shows a picture of how God sees us. It tells us that “there is none righteous, no not one”, and compares us to “sheep who have gone astray.” Unfortunately, some of us, like children under 2 years, see a distorted image, viewing ourselves as good and able to make it on our own. Thankfully, God lovingly invites us to accept reality and ask Him for forgiveness, cleansing and to become a member of His family. You can accept that invitation, by sincerely praying, “God be merciful to me, a sinner…” and save me.

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The Day Willie Cried July 31, 2019

Willie was a big overgrown Boy Scout, who grew up without much of a chance. He was considered one of the bad boys of the community, constantly blamed for trouble, whether guilty or not. Following an altercation, in which he was being blamed for something he had not done, he listened, expecting to be found guilty and punished, as usual. But when the Scout Master said, “ Now Let’s hear Willie’s side”, Willie started to cry, surprising everyone. They had never seen him cry before. When asked what the matter was, he said, “Nobody ever said I had a side.” Though “All have sinned …”, the Lord Jesus has taken our side. We read that “God so loved the world…” He sees “our side” and offers forgiveness, and one day, a home in heaven

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“The Light of the World” July 30, 2019

A famous painting, “The Light of the World” hangs in St. Paul’s Cathedral in London England. It depicts Christ standing outside a closed door, patiently awaiting admission. One critic said, “You have painted a wonderful picture, but there has been an omission. There is no handle on the door.” Holman Hunt, the artist replied, “That is not a mistake, the handle is on the inside.” Mr. Hunt was a brilliant artist, but he was also a careful student of the Bible. He knew that Jesus had said, “Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door I will come in…” Remember please that we must individually accept Jesus’ invitation and open the door to our lives. He is standing outside of the door to your life? Only you can invite Him in

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An Apple sized Baby July 29, 2019

She was Nicknamed Saybie by the hospital staff, in San Diego where she was born in November 2018. She weighed just a little more than half a pound, the world’s tiniest baby to survive premature birth on record. She was not expected to live. But in May of 2019 she went home, a healthy five-pound miracle. Unborn babies reveal much. A heartbeat can be detected as early as 18 days after conception. At 12 weeks fingernails, and eyebrows form. At 20 weeks the baby has all major organs, can hear and respond to a mother’s voice, and feel pain. No wonder the Psalmist exclaimed, “We are fearfully and wonderfully made.” Each of us is unique, made in the image of God, with potential to know, love and have fellowship with Him. Let’s value every person’s life.

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