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Today is New Year’s Eve.  Most of us will mark the passing of 2011 in some sort of social gathering whether at home with immediate family or out with a rowdy group of friends.  I turned 42 just a few weeks ago and it’s intriguing to me how quickly time passes these days.  I used to think 42 was old and yet I don’t even feel like I’ve hit mid life yet (of course how many 100 year olds do I really know?).  The Scripture teaches us that life is like a vapor.  I love a line in a chorus we sing at church that says, “We are a moment He is forever.”  It reminds me that the things of God are what will last not my job, hobbies and possessions.  The older I get the more I want to spend my time on what will leave a legacy.  Leading someone to Christ will change someone’s eternity.  Fostering children could impact a child and change the direction of their lives, eternity and even their descendents.  Planting a new church could impact hundreds and starting a church planting church could impact thousands, maybe tens of thousands!  What are you doing in your life that really matters?  What in your life will live on after you die?  Whatever your age, thinking about your legacy is time well spent.

Under His Mercy,

Derek Dickinson,  Minister

Journey Christian Church

Fairbanks, Alaska


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