A word from the Chaplain:
I Hope you had a “Nice Father’s Day”.
Over the past couple of weeks I have shared with you how amazing it is that we can know our Heavenly Father.
In Ephesians chapter 1, the Apostle Paul wrote these words: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.”
My friends, so many times we get caught up in only thinking about our life here on earth. But in the scheme of things, that is a very very short time compared with eternity.
Have you thought about that? Have you thought about eternity? I know it is a hard concept to put our head around, but it is real. When our time here on earth is over, eternity will sit before us. Eternity with our Heavenly Father, or eternity separated from Him! Think about it!!
All our earthly possessions remain here on earth. We cannot take our earthly treasures with us! But, as this scripture declares, our Heavenly Father has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the Heavenly places. Not will bless us, but has blessed us. With every one of them!! So why would God bless us now, while we are still on earth, with spiritual blessings in heavenly places? Could it be that we need them now???
Yes we do! Our heavenly Father knows that, for He is the provider of all that we need. He loves to bless His children. He loves to bless you!! So what are some of these Spiritual Blessings?
Check out this list: His love, His forgiveness, His Grace, our Salvation through faith in Christ Jesus, access to God Himself through prayer, His Holy Spirit, His power to help us live our lives, His peace, and the list goes on and on.
So let us look unto Him, who loves us, provides for us, and desires that we know Him, desires that we look to Him, desires that we seek Him.
I pray that you will receive all the spiritual blessings your Heavenly Father has provided for you, starting with eternal life through faith in Christ Jesus.
God Bless you my friends,
Pastor Bill McCorquodale,
Chaplain, United Veterans Council of the Santa Clara County