Welcome Home

I will never forget riding with my granddad down the road when we saw a sign that simply stated “home for sale”. The sign seemed innocent enough in itself. But suddenly my granddad said, “I don’t understand why they put that sign out there. That is not a home for sale, it is a house. The people make it the home”. There was a lot of truth in that saying way back then, and there is still much truth in that saying today. An empty building is just that, an empty building. 

There are so many here today that in times past were members of this congregation here at Logan Martin. The times have changed very little. Over the course of the years the congregation has appointed Elders and Deacons. Some members have come, some have moved away and are now attending other congregations, but little has changed. This congregation of God’s people is still warm, caring and friendly, and is genuinely concerned about the journey to our heavenly home.  The principle laid down by my granddad was as true then as it is now. This building means nothing without the people who make up the church here at Logan Martin. While many of the faces have changed over the years, the common goal shared by the members here has remained the same: to “make it to heaven, and take as many as possible with us”.

Jesus makes it clear that this earth is not our “home”. In teaching the great “sermon on the mount” He says, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal” (Matt 6:19-20). Peter says that we are “sojourners and pilgrims” (I Pet 2:11). Paul says, “For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. (II Cor. 5:1-2). Heaven is the eternal home for the faithful Christian, the home where God the Father is (Mt 5:45), God the Son is (Jn 6:38), and the home of the Holy Spirit who guided those Apostles in the writing of word of God (II Tim 3:16-17).

Heaven will be a home of no more sadness and sorrow (Rev 21:4). Heaven will be a home of no more sin, according to John’s writing: “there will be nothing there which defiles or causes abomination or a lie” (Rev 21:27). Heaven will be a place will we will be united for eternity with those who have lived faithfully in accordance with the word of God while here on this earth (Rev 21:7), who will have their names written in the Lamb’s Book of Life (Rev 21:4).  And Heaven is a place where God desires all men to spend eternity (II Pet 3:9).

                        Ande Z

 

Activities:

August 13 – Tuesday night Devo
August 18 – Area Wide Devotional @ Shades Mountain
August 27 – Tuesday Night Devo