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A Call To Truckers

After three years of COVID-fear, our 15th Annual Trucker Appreciation Breakfast will be hosted by Blenheim Baptist Church on Saturday, April 1st .  Local truck drivers are invited to drop by for a complimentary breakfast from 7:30-9:30.  Come to the rear entrance.

Again, the room will be decorated with the truck theme including many truck parts and pictures.  The toy truck displays are always a favourite, and numerous door prizes will be given.

Our intent is to say, “THANK YOU!” for the job you do, and for getting home safely. The work you do is indispensable.  You need to know, “YOU ARE APPRECIATED!” 

The road home is not always an easy one.  Constant vigilance is necessary due to storms, dangers, and the unexpected.  The responsibility of bearing the heavy load and going the distance is wearisome.  We hope you are refreshed over coffee, breakfast, and the time with friends.

Chaplain Len Reimer and his wife, Sue, of Transport For Christ will be with us.  We want you to know THE ROAD HOME includes getting ‘home’ to Heaven safely.  Considering the many dangers, how is this possible?

The foremost danger is considering heaven, and hell, to be a ‘joke’. A second danger is the assumption that God accepts everyone into heaven.  Our beliefs need to align with what God clearly says on His GPS – the Bible.

Jesus said, “Enter through the narrow gate.  For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14)  There are two roads – the ‘road’ many think will give access to heaven, and the ‘road’ God clearly says gets us there.

Solomon notes, “There is a way that seems right to a person. But its end is the way of death.” (Proverbs 14:12)  We may think that good living, being religious, or having high moral values earns us the right of access into heaven.  Is this consistent with what God has said? – “He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy.” (Titus 3:5)

Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through me.” (John 14:6) The message is clear – “There is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

I live with the joyous assurance of being on the right road!  Having trusted Christ as my Saviour, I am forgiven of my sins and given access to heaven through Him.  I believe this promise: “God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.  I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.” (1 John 5:11-13)

It is of eternal importance to be on the “narrow road”, and to keep it/live between the ‘ditches.’  Trucker, Jesus is calling YOU to come ‘home’ to Him.

“Are you with me?”
Pastor Bill Terris