This next Saturday is Groundhog Day. Are you excited? One can already hear the Groundhog Carols in the air, and I'm sure we are all planning our traditional Groundhog Day feasts. Maybe not. Anyways, Groundhog Day is supposed to be the day where we find out if we have an early spring or six more weeks of winter. I'm not sure who began this furry tail (get it?) about the prognostication powers of a small woodland creature, but I do know that no matter what happens on February 2nd we can be assured of one thing. There is nothing we can do about the future!
The fact is that many people try to figure out what is going to happen in the future. Through psychics, fortune tellers, and even groundhogs people want to know what to expect. It's silly really because even if we knew the future the very fact of a "knowledge" would preclude any possibility of it being changed. If I know the future and the future tells me that tomorrow I will die in a car accident then I just won't get into a car. Problem. If I know the future then I would know that I wasn't going to get into the car and then I would know that I wasn't going to die in a car accident and so it would be okay for me to then get in a car. My head hurts.
Here's the thing...There is only one way to affect the future. We must live in the present. The decisions I make today will affect the future. The most important decision anyone can make is whether or not to accept Christ. The Bible says if a person confesses their need for a Saviour because of their sin, and believes that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died and rose again to pay for our sins then they are saved. Please make the decision today that will affect eternity. That's alot of future!!
P.S. I appreciate everyone who reads these blog posts. I hope they are a blessing to you and I hope that you get a chuckle out of some of my humor. (Or at least a moment of worry for my sanity.) Either way, thank you and could you do me a small favor? Please share these blog posts on Facebook, Twitter, and any place else you can think of to share these. We are trying to increase our church's Social Media presence as well as our web traffic. Thanks and God bless...