Picture 1:  Debby Petrosky, Linda Yohe, Debbie Harn, Connie Watkins.  Picture 2:  Debbie Harn, Connie Watkins, Linda Yohe, Debby Petrosky

Shepherd's Voice is a Christian women's quartet specializing in sacred music, 
both traditional and contemporary.

                 What Are You Waiting For?

                                   Are you up on your current events? Are you looking at these events through
                                   the eyes of the world or through the eyes of a child of God?  The kind of eyes you
                                   use to view world events will determine exactly how you perceive these events. 

          I have been a believer for many decades and have heard lots of messages given by Christian pastors and Bible teachers, but I must say that in all the decades I have been exposed to and have been learning the word of God, I have never heard this one particular message spoken of with such consistency and from so many different teachers… that message is that Jesus is coming again and that He is coming soon. 

          For the believer in Jesus Christ who is watching and waiting for His return, there can be a peace in the midst of this seemingly out-of-control world. For the person who has not received the free gift of salvation through the work of Jesus on the cross, the thought of Jesus’ return can be frightening and alarming.

          So what are we to do? If you are a Christian, you need to get serious about telling our family and friends about their need of forgiveness for their sins, and that forgiveness comes only through Jesus. In John 14:6, we read, “Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” He is the only way, no matter what the world says.  

          And if you are someone who has never accepted forgiveness for your sins by calling on the name of the Lord and repenting of those sins, you are lost and headed for an eternity of separation from the God who loves you so much that He sent his only Son to die and pay the penalty for those sins... a penalty we can never pay ourselves.

          So, what are you waiting for?  We believers must get serious about telling others about the love, grace and forgiveness that Jesus offers. And if you have never accepted Christ as your personal savior, time is running short. No one is guaranteed another day of life. 2 Corinthians 6:2 says “For he says, ‘In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.' ’I tell you, now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of salvation."