“For Such a Time as This”

This week’s Pastor to Person is written by Pastor Caleb Beller.

[Mat 13:16 ESV] 16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear.
I don’t know if you have ever had this conversation, “if you could live in any other era when would it be?” I am sure we can all have fun thinking about life in times past. It is easy to romanticize and think about what it would be like. Maybe you have been watching the “Chosen” and you think about life in Jesus’ days? Here Jesus in this passage is making a point about how special it was for them to be seeing and hearing what they were hearing. In the next verse, Jesus says many prophets and righteous people longed to live in those days.
The challenge it seems is appreciating those days when we are in them. It is easy to look back or forward and miss the significance of where we are.
As we contemplate Jesus’ words to the crowds, we can’t help considering them for ourselves. Do we truly appreciate the significance of the time we are in? If these are the last days what a privilege, we have. What a promise we have. Jesus spends much time in the rest of the chapter encouraging & exhorting them to make the most of the time.
As we turn the page on this new year, have we considered the significance that our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed? That many would have loved to be a part of this season. However, God has chosen us! He has called us, He has equipped us to be the Sowers, seed planters, net casters, and field buyers of today! God placed us in this time and this place for His purpose! Let us pray and recommit ourselves afresh to all that is in His heart as we pray “Thy Kingdom come; thy will be done”

-Pastor Caleb