Words from the Heart for Sunday December 15th, 2019
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
Hebrews 6:10 (NIV)
One of the defining traits of a world-class airport is its public transit linkages, specifically a rail rapid transit line that moves passengers from the terminal facilities to the city centre. Exactly 10 years ago, about half a year ahead of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Vancouver’s Canada Line was the country’s first rail rapid transit line reaching an airport. This was followed by the opening of Toronto’s Union-Pearson Express (UP Express).
Our salvation is not by works. We can’t earn God’s favour and we can’t live good enough lives to offset the sin nature that divides us from our holy God. The Bible is clear that salvation is a free gift, offered to us by grace and received by faith. But once we have entered into that relationship with Jesus Christ by faith, we are called to live out our Christian life by allowing the Holy Spirit to fill us and then spur us on to love others with the love of Jesus. The author of Hebrews says this in Hebrews 6:10: “God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.” God takes note of how faithful we are in being His hands and feet. James says that faith without works is dead and so we are called to show the love of Jesus by helping others. You won’t need to look far for the needs around you. And the Holy Spirit will lead you to those He wants you to serve. Take time today to search out those who need the love of Jesus the most and then get about serving them in Jesus’ name.
These have been words from the heart.