Many Random Thoughts

 

But of that day and hour no man knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only” (Matt 24:36)

This week, I have a plethora of thoughts. Sometimes I call them “random musings”, but I have many things to say on this day.

 

First off, if you are reading this, then obviously the Mayan’s were incorrect in their assumption that the world would end on December 21st, 2012. This is not the first time the end of the world has been predicted incorrectly. We have noted before that men have predicted the end of time unsuccessfully many times, but the word of God states clearly that “of that day and hour no man knows” (Matt 24:36). While we may look for signs of the end of time, for the Christian the end will be a wonderful thing, and our job as we are reminded by the word of God is to “be ready” when that time comes. The sentiment is repeated in Matthew 25 with the parable of the wise and foolish virgins that we are to be ready and watchful as we “do not know the day or hour” (Matt 25:13).

 

Secondly, it came as a shock to me about two weeks ago when I spoke with the Holcombs one Friday night and learned of them moving to Mobile. This is their last Sunday to be with us on a regular basis. We always hate to lose members, whether to a move, or any other reason. I have always been fortunate to be able to say I have had wonderful relationships with all of our parents and kids, and that’s something I treasure far above what most people realize. The Holcombs are, and have been for some time, like a second family to me, as I seem to have a lot of second families. I was honored to have been able to baptize Holli, and Ryan and Jordan over the last five years. I have had the honor and privilege to work and spend time with this wonderful family. Clint, Anna, Holli, Ryan and Jordan, you will be missed, I am so proud of each of these great kiddos, and know you always have a family here at Logan Martin. It is a great thing to know that no matter where we are, we are all connected as members of the body of Christ. Thank you to my Holcomb friends for your example, and for your work here with the church, and for the privilege I have had in watching each of your children grow and mature as Christians.

 

And finally, the holidays are here! Many of our kids will be looking for a jolly old man in a red jump suit to come around and make a delivery. It’s hard to believe that we are nearing the end of another year of work at the Logan Martin church of Christ. It has been an honor to work beside a wonderful group of Christians this year. Thank you to each of you for all of your hard work in making this a wonderful congregation!

 

Ande Z

 

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