Monday, 8/31/20 – Indy grabs his hat…

Indy grabs his hat…

There’s this classic scene from one of the old Indiana Jones flicks. Indy is just about freed from a death trap cavern of descending spikes when his rescuer inadvertently reactivates the trap. Now they are both stuck! Down comes the ceiling again as the spikes thrust out. The stone door, their only escape route, is closing quickly. Your heartbeat quickens as — in the last possible moment — the pair roll under and out. Then, in what seems a ridiculously impossible and foolhardy move, Indy reaches back and snatches his hat!

Watch it here!

There have been many closing windows of opportunity these days…

Feb.5 A BBC News item announced “The World Health Organization (WHO) says there is a ‘window of opportunity’ to stop the deadly new coronavirus becoming a broader global crisis.” Evidently, we didn’t snatch it.

Feb. 21 Two weeks later an item from The Guardian declared “Coronavirus: ‘Window of opportunity narrowing,’ says WHO director.” Missed it again!

June 29 Speaking of seizing the moment to right social injustices a Maytree item states “We must act now to keep the windows of opportunity from closing again.” Have you seen any news lately? Looks like we’re still missing that one by a mile or two!

I use an Android now, but my old laptop is a PC. Like it, all around us, ‘Windows’ keep crashing!

This past Sunday Pastor Andrew shared with us regarding his, and others,’ outreach activites on the streets of downtown Fredericton. Through holding signs, giving out tracts, preaching and engaging seeking hearts in dialogue the gospel is being spread… and fruit is being harvested.

There are perhaps no more chilling scriptures in the Old Testament than these:

“The harvest is past, the summer has ended, and we are not saved.” (Jer. 8:20).

Ephraim is joined to idols; leave him alone!” (Hos. 4:17)

In the first, Jeremiah laments that his people have not chosen to turn to God. The second is far more fearful. Here the tables are turned. Ephraim has turned its back on God too many times. He has decided to close the window of His grace!

His Grace is Enough,” we sang at the start of our service. But it is not cheap! It is not to be taken for granted! It is…”Amazing.” If you have not grasped for it, do so NOW. If you have, then get busy and give it away! Souls are seeking and the time is very, very short. Soon these ‘windows of opportunity’ will close — forever!

More tomorrow…

To hear Pastor Andrew’s Sunday message, go to the Facebook page of Lincoln Baptist Church, or link to the livestream from the church website.

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