Y2K—It’s a term we’ve heard a lot for the past few years. Personally, I’m getting a little tired of hearing it. What will happen when ‘99 changes to ‘00? No one knows for sure, but the experts say, “Not much”. Let’s hope they’re right.
A lot of people are loading up on supplies to tide them over in case there are problems in basic services. One military surplus store I read about is selling Y2K survival kits. I found it mildly amusing that they have huge posters hanging on display that say, “All Sales Final—No Returns” just in case nothing happens on January 1. Some experts say we should prepare for Y2K like we would prepare for a winter storm. They say we should have non-perishable food, water, candles, batteries for our flashlights, cash, and a full tank of gas in our cars.
There’s another date I’m more concerned about than January 1, 2000. That’s the date, whenever it comes, when each of us stands before the Lord. Whether the Lord returns during our lifetime or whether we go to meet him, we will all stand before the judgement seat. We all have our own individual “Y2K style” date with destiny.
Now, there’s a date you’d better be prepared for. The problem is each of us has our own personal “Y2K” bug in our inner programming called sin. If we don’t get that problem taken care of before our date with destiny it will mean eternal disaster! Let me suggest some items you need to lay in store ahead of time to prepare for that experience:
Non-perishable food—the Bread of Life.
Water—the Living Water.
Light—the Light of the World.
Power—the power of the Holy Spirit.
The only way to get these items is through Jesus Christ. He is The Way, The Truth, and The Life. No one can come to the Father except through the Son. There may be other religions or philosophies that claim to be the answer, but in reality they only offer self-improvement. When it comes to standing before God, self-improvement won’t help. What we need is the new birth. What we need is a personal, saving relationship with God’s Son, Jesus Christ. Do you have that relationship? Now is the time to be sure. The clock is ticking.
Let me express our gratitude and appreciation for the many expressions of love that we have received from the church during this holiday season. Meadow Heights is truly a loving, caring church, and it is a privilege to serve here. Thank you all so very much!
Roger and Darline Wright