As we begin 2022, it is amazing to think about the great number of opportunities that are before us. Although many of those opportunities will come disguised as problems or challenges, it is encouraging to know that God is in control and He will work out His eternal plan. Perhaps this will be the year that our Lord Jesus Christ returns in the air to take us to heaven!
Our theme for this year is Giving Our Earthly Service, Glorifying Our Eternal Savior. This theme emphasizes the truth that our temporal service has eternal consequences. What we do for Christ on earth will last for eternity. Unlike many who work their entire lives just to leave all their worldly goods to family members, we are laying up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal (Matthew 6:20). Our desire should be to bring forth fruit that will remain—not just for now but for eternity (John 15:16). As earthly servants our ultimate goal is to glorify our eternal Savior.
As we partner together in the work of missions once again this year, let us focus on our eternal Savior. Jesus is indeed the One Who is able to make all grace abound toward us so that we, having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work (2 Corinthians 9:8). My prayer is that as we strive together here on earth to accomplish the Great Commission, we will glorify our Savior in heaven. May the LORD richly bless you!
David H. Snyder
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