Smell the Roses

     As we move toward the middle of the year, I want to remind each of you that life is fleeting. Things change quickly and we move through seasons of our lives often without smelling the roses. It sounds cliché, but take time to appreciate the love of God expressed toward each of us in Christ Jesus. Then value all of God’s creation, you never know what tomorrow will bring. But, you can certainly squeeze the most out of what God has given you today.

     James 4:13­17 tells us, “Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil. 17 If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.”

Glad the tomb is empty,
Pastor Fields