Brothers and sisters,
Happy Monday to all! Yesterday as we worshipped, we gloried in our Redeemer and all He has done for us. We thought from Matthew 24 about continually preparing for Jesus’ return. You can only be ready for Jesus to come by getting ready in this life. You can trust Him today and then faithfully serve Him now, showing that you are prepared for life with God forever. We need to be prepared for His return even in the normal routines of life now. We need to be prepared for Jesus’s coming even if it seems Jesus has delayed His coming or even if it seems death might be far away. Yesterday and last week were grim reminders that no one knows when his or her life will end. Readiness for Jesus’ return and readiness for death requires active faithful service to Him even though we cannot know when He will return. Live life always ready to meet God, either at the return of Christ or at the day of our death.
Patti Holmes memorial service will be at East Madison Baptist Church this Saturday, February 1, at 11:00 AM. The family will be here to meet with friends between 10:00 and 11:00 AM. Our church family will provide a meal for the Holmes family after the service.
Remember to keep praying continually for each other.
Love being your pastor!
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church