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Before it's too late!



Dear Precious Saints of MBC,
I trust you are doing well and looking forward to this coming Lord's Day. 
Anne Graham Lotz is the daughter of Billy and Ruth Graham. Besides being a well-known author and speaker, she is also a keen observer of contemporary events. A few years back she served as the honorary Chair for the National Day of Prayer. This is part of what she wrote in her call to prayer: 
"One of the things He has impressed on me is that we are living at the end of human history as we know it. In light of this, He has given me some practical assignments. One was to be the Honorary Chair for the National Day of Prayer 2014 this past May. He gave me the message I was to deliver, which was from Joel 1...the Day of the Lord is at hand. It was a message warning that judgment is coming."
Then she added these words: 
"Please be assured there is no other agenda in this initiative. This is not about promoting anything or anyone. This is all about calling God's people together to pray, before it's too late, and judgment falls on our nation."
I'm confident we all agree that America is in trouble
Evil is running rampant in our world. 
One phrase stood out to me: "Before it is too late." We must pray for God's mercy while we can. There is a time when judgment comes. We have many phrases for this: When the chickens come home to roost, when skeletons come out of the closet, when it's time to pay the piper. Sooner or later we all face the consequences of the choices we have made. This is true for nations and for individuals.You cannot mock God forever, you cannot ignore him or pretend he isn't there, you cannot do as you please without inviting judgment from on high. I believe Anne Graham Lotz is right. We need God to do something "before it's too late." 
I trust you are praying for our nation, its leaders and the people of our nation during these challenging times.   
Remember the second stanza of the great hymn -  
My Hope is Built on Nothing Less.
When darkness veils His lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In every high and stormy gale
My anchor holds within the veil.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand
See you on Sunday on line!
I the light of His glory and grace,
Pastor Doug