New Year Greeting

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

TIME magazine selected the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, as its Person of the Year for 2010. Zuckerberg told TIME reporter David Kirkpatrick, "The question I ask myself like almost every day is, 'Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing.'"

As 2011 rolls in and 2010 rolls away that's not a bad question to ask, "Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?" I reread Ecclesiastes 3:1-12 words on "time" with some regularity.  When I read this passage I ask as Zuckerberg asks and as you ask, "Am I spending my time well?"  We have good times and bad times in life. We are invited by a gracious God to live each day and to work, not seeking results, but rather enjoying the process of the toil.  Only God knows where all of this leads or what it finally adds up to.  We don't have to keep anxiously asking ourselves what lasts or what endures.  Only God can make our labors mean something important and eternal.  We keep working, and enjoying our labors for the time being, confident in the goodness of God to make the times of our lives mean more than we could ever make them mean.

Happy New Year 2011!
Pastor David J. Jensen

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