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A Wednesday Watch Message

from Pastor Ken

“If I only had a crystal ball”


Ever heard or thought of that phrase?  It usually ties to some kind of decision making, direction or choice.  Sometimes it is forward pointing and sometimes looks backwards at a decision already made.  In the Bible there are people who were granted insight into the future.  We actually have their thoughts and words to ponder.  They are called prophecies. They were held in reverence for hundreds of years, from generation to generation.  Even today we read them and are amazed at their accuracy and timing.  


Today we are confronted with forecasters: people who guess at the weather, the winner of football games, who will get elected and if Taylor Swift will remain a Chiefs fan or jump ship. Forecasters usually have a 50/50 chance of getting something right and are not even held to their opinions.  On the other hand Old Testament prophets put their lives on the line for their words and were taken very seriously. There was some “skin in the game” and it was their own.   


As we ponder the words of prophecy leading us through Advent season let us be filled with courage and hope as we hear the words spoken that came true for us: 

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name will be called “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”  -Isaiah 9.6 

Happy Advent, +Pastor Ken

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