We are almost through the dog days of summer, and the signs that autumn is not far off are all around us; school is starting, football camps have opened, and new fashions are in the stores. Despite those signs most of us have shown up today for church in our shorts, sandals, and carrying water bottles, for the heat is still with us.
To the year rounders’ the heat doesn’t matter; it’s a beautiful desert day. There is no way for us to suppress our joy of this day, for Jesus Christ lives! And because of that I can face today, and tomorrow. Today I’m reminded of a saying on the front of a church, “This church stands for life. And we know that life comes through Jesus, the Son of God, crucified, buried, arisen, and returned to the Father, where he has made ready a place for those who live through trust in him.”
While the world is focused on other things, today we are focused on the gift of life God has given us. What will I do with it? I will respect it, protect it, be grateful for it, and share it. I will not ignore it, abuse it or hoard it.