Because of expected ice storm on Sunday January 9, only 8:30 worship will take place onsite.

November 3, 2022

A Pastoral Word. . .

Pastor Mark Adams

November 3, 2022
A brave woman may have saved hundreds of lives in India. Her name is Omvati Devi and she is pictured here standing on a train track with the engineer who was at the controls of a passenger train that was steaming down those tracks.

Omvati has been praised for her heroic actions and was quoted saying: “I was on my way to work and it was then when I stumbled to found a broken track. I was quick to realize that this could result in a massive tragedy. I had heard a lot that red stands for danger. I used my sari to tie it around the track to thwart any untoward incident which luckily did work when the driver applied brakes.”
He was able to stop the train just in time. Omvati’s quick-thinking benefitted between 150 to 200 passengers aboard the train in Uttar Pradesh, India. The driver/engineer offered her 100 rupees, but she turned it down. Omvati went on to say, “Then, he insisted that I keep the money, which I did.”

As Christians we have been given a rescue commission to save not hundreds but billions of human souls---by sharing the Gospel with them.  This is the only reason God keeps us here.  As Chip Ingram said at the conference we attended at The Cove recently, “We must keep the main thing the main thing---and the main thing is the Gospel.”

In Jude 1:20ff this early apostle of Jesus says, “But you dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith…Be merciful to those who doubt; save others by snatching them from the fire.”

An old hymn comes to mind:

“Rescue the perishing, care for the dying,
Snatch them in pity from sin and the grave;
Weep o’er the erring one, lift up the fallen,
Tell them of Jesus, the mighty to save.

Rescue the perishing, duty demands it;
Strength for thy labor the Lord will provide;
Back to the narrow way patiently win them;
Tell the poor wand’rer a Savior has died

Rescue the perishing, care for the dying,
Jesus is merciful, Jesus will save.”

As in Omvati’s case---our time is limited. We must hurry---we must be intentional---in sharing the good news of Jesus with a lost world!

Keep the SON in your eyes!
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