Life is short

Pastor Jerry McGhee, Sun Lakes Community Church

Eleanor Roosevelt once wrote, “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is unknown and today is a gift; that’s why it’s called the present.”

We who live in Sun Lakes understand, perhaps better than most, that today is indeed a gift, a present, and perhaps better than most, we understand the brevity of life. It is therefore incumbent upon us to heed the words of the prophet Isaiah, Chapter 55, verse 6; “Seek the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near.”

Every day – several times a day, the sirens remind us of the shortness of life. We adopted the idea of “sirens are a call to pray,” encouraging all of us to pray for those experiencing difficulty; the first responders, firemen, the sheriff deputies, doctors, nurses, the hospital, etc. One cannot help but think the sirens will sometime be for me.

Isaiah placed the responsibility of having a relationship with God on our shoulders. “Seek” and “call” are active words that give us encouragement. God is near and can be found by those who genuinely want to find Him.

I know the Scriptures tell us that we must be “drawn” to God by the Holy Spirit, and I believe that, but a person must also respond. A longing, hungry heart will reach out to receive what is so graciously offered.

I invite you, any of you, to join us at the Sun Lakes Community Church as we collectively call on and seek to know more about the Sovereign God of the Scriptures.