A Time to Love … 2017

Alrighty folks, it’s TIME to get ready for the New Year and all that comes with setting goals and buying new calendars. What will be your New Year’s resolutions? Will they deal with weight, wealth, or just plain mental and spiritual well-being?

Actually, we have a lot to think about … a new president is about to be sworn in, the stock market is rising, and real estate is at an all-time high–well, okay, maybe not in Ogdensburg! But, things do seem to be getting better.

And yet, we don’t dare rely on what this world might offer in the way of hope and stability. The Bible is quite clear in warning us that this world is not our home. Our goal setting should not be about living comfortably this Side of Heaven, but in planning for what is our inevitable future with God.

After having had another heart attack, life has changed dramatically for me. I’m trying to see things less from a worldly point of view.  Even casual acquaintances are more important to me now than ever before. Why? Because everything is so fleeting. Here today and gone tomorrow, as they say.

And so for me, and I want to encourage you to think about this, too, I’m going to strive to live everyday as though it might be my last. Therefore, how I attempt to treat people–especially, family and friends–will be with that extra care everyone deserves.

Would you please join me in 2017 in treating others as you would like to be treated? This isn’t just a good idea, but a Biblical command: “Love one another just as in Christ Jesus, God loved you” (John 13:34).

With Treasures in Heaven,



~ by revdrmichael on December 30, 2016.

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