Words from the Heart for Sunday November 29th, 2020

And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.

Romans 13:11-12 (NIV)

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Wake Up

Corey Barclay Hurren, 46, is the man who’s alleged to have crashed his truck through the gates of Rideau Hall, with multiple firearms on hand this past July. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family live on the grounds of Rideau Hall, as well as the Governor General. Hurren, a Canadian Armed Forces member, was charged with 22 offences. Global News reported Hurren said Canada needed a wake-up call and that he was upset he was unable to visit the Canadian War Museum when he visited Ottawa for Canada Day.

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Here in the northern hemisphere, we are less than a month away from the shortest day of the year. The darkness comes earlier in the afternoon and the light comes later in the morning. For many, it is a challenging time of the year. We are not made for the darkness. This is true spiritually as well as physically. The Bible often speaks of the difference between darkness and light. This is certainly true in Romans 13:11-12, where Paul writes “And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.” Today is the first day of Advent. When Jesus was born in Bethlehem, it was the fulfillment of Isaiah 9:2: “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light.” Jesus proclaimed that He is the light of the world. If your life has been transformed by Him, put on the armour of light.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley