Presidential Blessing: June 11

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Greetings from Oshawa, ON!

I have been here since Thursday for the President’s Council and SDACC Board of Directors Meeting. It is always a pleasure to interact with our dear fellow colleagues and Church leaders across this great nation of ours! We learn from each other, as we support and pray for one other. God is good!
I was touched by a message from our SDACC President Mark Johnson during one of our recent meetings. He made some remarkable statements: “We can only impact the world when we are committed to the Word and have the power for Witnessing.” Then, he continued, “when we consider what God has prepared for His children and is still offering to us, aiming for anything less than eternity is a tragedy.”

Those were special, profound and true depositions. God’s Word is the source of our comfort in this world as His special revelation to us and it introduces His amazing plan of salvation. It presents His indescribable love and eagerness to redeem all of His children in Jesus Christ (John 3:16-17).

This is transformational. In the same way, as we receive His abundant love and are immersed in gratitude because of His compassion and mercy shown to us, we cannot retain these to ourselves. This should compel us to witness about what He has done for us. Our witnessing becomes a natural response to our new inner desire to see replicated in other lives what has happened in ours…
One my best Theology Professors made some remarks that even after 35 years I have not forgotten them: “If we win heaven (eternity), we win everything; if we miss heaven (eternity), we lose everything.” Then, he completed: “The most tragic event is not to be what one could have become, by God’s grace.”
Friends, let us be the people who are transformed by the Word, daily. Hence, as we immerse ourselves in God’s Word, our witnessing will be a powerful one. Eternity is waiting for us and all God’s children, whom we ought to share Jesus with. We cannot afford to be distracted by anything that can rob it from us. As we work together for the Master, by His power, let us not allow the enemy to steal our joy in serving God and humanity in the name of Jesus Christ, the Word (John 1:1-3), the faithful Witness (Rev. 1:5) and our Eternity (John 6:68-69).
Happy Sabbath!
In His Service,
Wesley Torres