Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
Psalms 39:4-5: Show me, Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is. You have made my days a mere hand breath; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Everyone is but a breath, even those who seem secure.
We have completed one more year and have begun another one. As we reflect on how wonderful God has been to us in 2016, let us remember all the blessing that we have received from His Hand. Let us remember all mercy He has shown us and let us also thank Him for all the times that He has kept us safe.
As we begin 2017 let us always be mindful that we never know how many days that we have left. The Bible passage from Psalms 39 tells us that even those who seem secure, do not know how many days they have left. In both Testaments, we are reminded that we should live our life right every day.
In Luke 12, there is the parable about a rich man who wanted to tear down his barns to build bigger ones to store all his grain. Before Jesus began that parable he told the crowd, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions” (Luke 12:15.)
As we enter 2017, let us remember that we should not spend our life storing “up things for themselves,” instead we should live our life being “rich toward God” (Luke 12:21.)
Yours in Christ’s Service,
Rev. Shibi Abraham
194 Bregman Ave, New Hyde Park, NY