Don’t you just love those mysterious callers informing you your warranty on your car is about to expire? They can’t tell you what car, or when it expires, but they sure want to sell you an extension. All of that is a subtle reminder that our own warranty isn’t guaranteed either.
All of us have an expiration date. Our flesh and heart will fail at some point. We don’t know when and frankly I don’t want to know. Such knowledge knowledge would be both empowering and dangerous. What would you do if you knew you weren’t going to die until a certain date? How would you live?
Alas, no such date is tattooed on your body. It’s a mystery, and so we love with the likelihood of failure, if not the certainty. But that stands in very contrast with what we can believe in. Against our very likely mortality stands and eternal God who is always a help and a strength. And we stand upon His certain promises when our own weakness fails us.
Heavenly Father, we come before this morning in weakness and frailty, knowing that in you is power and strength. We can do all things in you as you will. May you grant us the ability today to carry out the work which you’ve given, the openness of eyes to see it, and the confidence that you have called us to it. Blessed be the Name of the Lord! In Jesus Name, Amen.