In loving memory of the nine members of the John Esh family who dies in a tragic accident on March 26, 2010. Many lives were touched when eleven people were suddenly transported into the realm of eternity by means of a head-on collision. We call it a tragic accident in God’s eyes. We always has a purpose.
When the headlights shine into your windshield, what will your answer be?
The night before the accident, Brother John had devotions for us in our member’s meeting. One of the first things he said was, “Welcome, overcomers, friends, neighbors, loved ones.” And if John were here this morning, I believe that’s exactly what he would say.
In Psalm 50 it says, “The mighty God, even the Lord, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.” And then we come to the fifth verse that speaks of gathering His saints unto him – those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.
I’d like to talk this morning about that covenant by sacrifice. The Lord has spoken very clearly and powerfully in those verses. Beloved friends, when God calls, will we answer? Will we answer like Abraham, when God called him, and he answered “here I am”? Or does He have to tap us on the shoulder and try to get our attention?