Well, dear reader, I honestly never thought I'd see this day. You probably didn't think you would either. And if you're just joining us, welcome to post #501. That's right: yesterday's sermon notes post put us at the milestone and today moves us past it. Crazy.
I never intended to write this much or this often. The whole thing started as a two-fold experiment. The first was to see if I could consistently say something worthwhile in the written format. I try to say something worthwhile in the spoken format every Sunday. But writing is another question.
The second reason was to see if I could say something worthwhile in writing that people would actually read. Based on your comments to me personally and via email and occasionally on here, it seems that these thoughts at least provoke you to think about life (and hopefully life with Jesus) in some way form or fashion. Whether or not it's written well I guess still remains to be seen. I do try.
And so, dear reader, a sincere "thank you" for joining me in this 500-post journey. I hope you'll continue to read, give more feedback than you've been giving (whether positive or negative), and think about life along with me.
I'll leave you with this thought: writing and reading are perennially important. I know this because Jesus Christ, the Word, communicated to us at the Father's bidding by the Holy Spirit through the written word of His apostles and prophets.
For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope (Romans 15.4)
But that's just me thinking thoughts...