Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday {in focus} ~ Follow the Signs

I took the kids to the pool in Eunice this week. As we neared the turn off of Highway 18 to head into town, I noticed this sign no longer stands.

Unless I'm wrong and this was in another place.

But if I'm correct, in it's place stands a new sign (which makes me thankful I took this picture when I did). It's modern. It's bigger. It's taller. It's fancy.

Point One: Watch the signs. They may not always be there. Jesus told us of many signs of the times. Some day, they will pass away with this earth and it will be too late for several people. Beware the seasons we're in. God wanted us to know ahead of time what's to come. He gave us fair warning.

Point Two: Some people don't like the signs. God used prophets to spread the word of the coming of a babe in a manger. An infant. A King. Jesus' birth was celebrated by many. A short lifetime later, the scribes and chief priests felt threatened and decided to attempt to take down the sign. Little did they know (or maybe they did) a new one would take its place. A cross. A Savior. Don't hate the sign. Jesus died on that cross so we could have eternal life with the God who loves us.

Point Three: We have been given directions. In order to get where we're going (heaven), we need to follow the signs. Don't get lost along the way. Pick up your guidebook/map today and learn how to get there. Read the Bible. Listen for the Holy Spirit to direct you. Don't turn to the left or to the right. Stay on the straight and narrow path. I hope to see you on the other side!

“And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”
~ Luke 21:25-27

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