I am sad to report that Allan Vandine’s Father passed away quietly in his sleep early this morning Oct. 27, 2022. This continues to remind us of the fragile nature of our lives and how important it is to be sure to value each day, living it for Christ. As I’ve often said Faith, Family and Friends. This is the 3rd family member or friend we (the Peakes) have lost since Sep 12th. Not to mention friends we have lost throughout this past year. This ongoing situation has brought me to
Psalm 90:12 -14
- So Teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.
- Return, O lord! How Long? And have compassion on Your servants.
- Oh, satisfy us early with Your mercy, That we may rejoice and be glad all our days!
Numbering our days does not mean to count them but to make them ‘count’. None of us can know how many we have but we each can be sure we use them wisely and prudently. There have been those whose days have been short but were used wisely while many today are having long lives but the quality and value of those lives is questionable. Particularly in the dark days in which we live when governments and society are happy to say “anything goes” with no standards, morals or decency existing in the world.
I’ve begun reading a book by Billy Graham and am astounded by its relevance to today’s world even though it was written 30 years ago. Billy writes” With so much chaos all about us, there is a crying need for hope in this world. Wherever I (Billy) look I see strife and conflict–not only on the battlefields of the world but in our neighborhoods and our homes.” Billy goes on to comment on the problems in homes resulting in emotionally disturbed children and young adults. Deprivation of values by an agnostic secular culture. These actions often apply to government leaders, public officials and educators. Billy leaves us with the following questions. Where is the vision of hope that once sustained us? Where is the faith that gives life meaning? Our hope should be in Christ and if we let Him we can abide in hope and be sure that in spite of the chaos “God is still on His throne” and He will sustain us if we just focus on Him in all areas of our lives.
Instead of ‘counting’ our days let’s make them “count”
Where: 321 Brae Rd, Duncan
When: Sunday Oct 30, 2022
10:00 am Breaking of Bread
11:00 am Family Bible Hour
Speaker: Clayton Dougan : “Hope in the Last Time” 1 Peter 2:1-12
- Drywalling is nearly complete
- painting has begun in the kitchen and fellowship hall.
- Much painting to be done and should be complete early next week,
- Electrician due in also next week to install lights and remainder of switches and receptacles.
- Kitchen cupboards are in progress
- Plumbing will take place in a week’s time.
- Flooring is scheduled for Nov. 7th.
- Still to be figured out –
- countertops (we will be consulted)
- the closure between the library room and the sanctuary.
- New deck on the back of the kitchen will be built the week of Nov. 7th.
- Still many little jobs to be done but it looks like everything is coming together in order for us to use the entire building for a memorial service for our sister Anne Suais on Nov. 19th.
See you all on Sunday God Willing