Words from the Heart for Thursday December 28th, 2017
Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, “I find no pleasure in them.”
Ecclesiastes 12:1 (NIV)
Remember Your Creator
The Lord has a great desire to reveal Himself and His ways to young people. Every child and teenager can receive great help that will guide them right into the added responsibilities that come with life. Do you have young people in your family? Confidently share everything you can with them about the Lord. You’ve done them a great favor!
On April 1, 1999, the map of Canada changed. The former Northwest Territories was divided in two, creating a new territory called Nunavut. In the Inuit language, Inuktitut, the word “Nunavut” means “our land.” Nunavut is made up of the central and eastern parts of the former Northwest Territories. These are the traditional lands of Inuit who live in the Canadian North above the tree line – lands their ancestors lived on for thousands of years. The Nunavut population is 85 percent Inuit.
Life can too easily steal our joy. Some people find that the older they get the more challenging life becomes and the trials of life overwhelm us. As King Solomon looked at the world he noticed this, and so gives advice to his young son. In Ecclesiastes 12:1 he writes: “Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, “I find no pleasure in them.” The majority of people who follow the Lord commit their lives to the Lord as children. As they are introduced to Jesus, and made aware of the God who created them, they recognize their worth in Him. He walks with them and gives their lives His peace and joy. And that follows them as they age so that their lives bring them great joy. What a contrast to those who don’t “remember their Creator” when they are children. As they age, the cares of life steal their joy and too often they become cranky and hardened. How much better to come to know the Lord when you are young and enjoy His blessings throughout your life.
These have been words from the heart.