We are here today because we believe that life on earth is short compared to eternity. It is a vapor that appears a little while and vanishes (James 4:14). The length of our days is 70 years or 80 if we have the strength, yet their span is but trouble and sorrow for they quickly pass and we fly away…Teach us to number our days aright that we may gain a heart of wisdom (Psalms 90:10, 12). So we are blessed to count this life as nothing compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus our Lord and we want to know Him, the power of His resurrection, the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death and by any means possible we may attain to the resurrection from the dead (Php 3:10-14). We are here to wake up, strengthen what remains, remember what we have, and overcome the sleep and the death that the world is trying to sell us! (Rev 3:1-6).

Jay Don Poindexter