Good afternoon my dear friends!
Being a history buff, I wanted to share with you a “Today in History” nugget. Today is known as “The Ides of March”. Bet you don’t know why! Well, in 44 AD, Julius Caesar, dictator of Rome, was stabbed to death in the Roman Senate house by 60 conspirators led by Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus. The Ides of March was a period of time about thirty days prior (in what is our modern February) to today.
A soothsayer had previously told Caesar that the Ides of March were to be a dangerous time for him, possibly deadly. Caesar, being the dictator for life, wasn’t about to be told what was going to happen, as he saw himself as the Roman god. The story goes that as Caesar was on his way to the Roman Senate, he ran into the soothsayer and told him “The Ides of March have come!” (Meaning that this period of time had been completed.) The soothsayer replied to him “Yes, but they haven’t gone!”
The rest, they say, is history. Caesar was killed that day, and the Roman Empire would never be the same.
Do you ever wonder what you would do if someone could tell you the very day that you were going to die? Would you hire Van Halen and have Saint Clair’s biggest and craziest bash? Would you spend every last penny and travel around the world engaging wine, women (sorry ladies… men) and song? Would you spend that time before making things right with people that had been estranged to you? Would you spend more times with your loved ones, confirming your love for them? If you hadn’t had a real relationship with Jesus, would you make that a new priority?
The fact is, we of course don’t know when our lives will end. All we know is that they will, right? Jesus said that the days we’re living in are called “The End Times”. “The Last Days”. “The End of the Age”. He also said that no one knows when that last time will indeed happen, except the Father God.
So what are you going to make of your last days? Will you spend them like any other day? Will you procrastinate, deny it, or otherwise waste them? The truth is, we’re to spend each of our days here as gifts from God, loving Him and loving those around us. These are days of healing. Rejoicing. Renewing. Second Chances.
If I haven’t seen you in church lately, come back to Fishers and worship with us. Be renewed. Refreshed. The apostle Paul summed it all up this way: “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2
Please plan your Good Friday and Easter worship. Good Friday worship will be on the 30th of March at 7:00 pm, and Easter Sunday, April 1st, at 10:00 am. If you have been or will attend at another church, that’s wonderful! Good Friday and Easter celebrations are another amazing way to bring back your enthusiasm and love of regular worship. Praise be to God for His unending love in Jesus our Lord and Savior!
Peace in Jesus our Lord and Savior,
FISHERS COMMUNITY CHURCH
Pastor Joseph Doenges
WORSHIP SUNDAY 10:00 AM
301 N. 6th Street
St. Clair, MI 48079
a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization