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Tuesday, May 29, 2018
"Our Inevitable Departure"
Message summary: The greatest transition, the time of our departure will come for all. Are you prepared?
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We are a moment, You are forever
Lord of the ages, God before time
We are a vapor, You are eternal
Love everlasting, reigning on high
common sight in airports are the constantly changing departure/arrival
digital displays. If you are going somewhere you tend to check the departures.
If you are waiting for someone you check the arrivals.
Imagine if we had access to such information for human departures, especially our own. That is one "flight" we may welcome the "delayed" designation, depending on the circumstances, of course!
What if such a site were on the internet? It would instantly be one of the most visited sites on the web. What if the online departure board not only stated the time of departure but the destination as well, along with the person's name!
Be encouraged today,
Stephen & Brooksyne Weber
Daily prayer: Faithful Father, we are a moment but You are forever; Lord of the ages, God before time. We are a vapor, but You are eternal, love everlasting reigning on high. We are like grass and all our glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but Your word lasts for all eternity. Help us to prepare our souls for eternity as well, when our mortal flesh will give way to immortality and we will join the angels choirs with all the redeemed singing, "Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty. Worthy is the Lamb that was slain. Glory, praise, honor and blessing be unto Your name!" Amen.
Prayer inspired by lyrics of the song, "Be Unto Your Name"
On Friday evening the farmer planted corn in the field across from our home, providing another change from our front porch scenery. Now all summer we get to watch the corn grow!
Sunday afternoon we went to the 30th surprise birthday party for Ashley, who attended a small church we pastored about 6 years ago, and was a great blessing. Joining us are Jesse and Wilma Dourte, some other friends from the church at that time. Ashley and her husband Justin, who is holding their son Carson, are living faithfully for God.
Sunday afternoon on the way to Ashley's birthday party we passed this group of Amish young people heading to a youth meeting. Looks like this young man had all the girls to himself! (Of course, it could be his sisters.)
Yesterday Stephen served as chaplain for the Ephrata community Memorial Day service. We are pleased for those who make a concerted effort to not forget those who sacrificed for our freedoms.
For many years I have been receiving "Kember Prints" from those who come across this webpage. Natalie writes, "I was surprised to find this Kember print in a Goodwill in central Kentucky this weekend."
Today's Suggested Music and Supplemental Resources
"Be Unto Your Name" Video Travis Cottrell singing with Angela Cruz. Angela, mother of seven, took an early departure to be with the Lord at age 42 according to her obituary. This song will stir your heart and bless your soul.
"Hello After Goodbye" Video Legacy Five
"All My Tears" Video Selah
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