Greetings! What joy to behold, these last few days, when I heard the first chirping and tweeting of the birds returning Sunday afternoon, the first ones since last fall. I knew spring was definitely in the air, if our birds were returning from the South.

Greetings! What joy to behold, these last few days, when I heard the first chirping and tweeting of the birds returning Sunday afternoon, the first ones since last fall. I knew spring was definitely in the air, if our birds were returning from the South.

Today, our hearts are heavy from all the chaos and heartaches across America for one tragedy or another, in recent days and weeks.

One thing I know, which everyone needs to be aware of, we never know when we will take our last breath; therefore, it pays one to make sure they know the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, which will guarantee one’s entrance through those pearly white gates of Heaven.

Have you ever heard of the poem, “The Measure of a Person?”

“Not how did they die, but how did they live? Not what did they gain, but what did they give? Not what was their station in life, but did they have a giving and tender heart? And how did they play their God-given part? Not what was their shrine, nor what was their creed, but had they befriended those that were really in need? Not what did the piece in the newspaper say and read, but how many were sorry and sad when they passed away?  Were they ever ready with a kind word or of good cheer, and try to bring back a smile, or to banish a tear; or even help one as they walked the last mile. I want you to stop and think, those are the things that measures the worth of a man or woman. May each of us ask: “How do I measure up in the eyes of our Lord?” 

Isaiah 40:31 – “Those who trust in the  Lord will find new strength, they will soar high on the wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.”