(Psalm 90:12, NIV)
The New Park Street Pulpit
Held at New Park Street Chapel, Southwark.
On Tuesday Night, December 31, 1855, by the
REV. C.H. SPURGEON
If it be enquired why I held a Watch-night, let the answer be—because I hoped that the Lord would own the service, and thus souls might be saved. I have preached at all hours the gospel of Jesus, and I see no reason why I may not preach at midnight, if I can obtain hearers. I have not done it from imitation, but for the best of reasons—the hope of doing good, and the wish to be the means of gathering in the outcasts of Israel. God is my witness, I would preach every hour of the day, if body and mind were equal to the task. When I consider how souls are being damned and how few there are who mourn and cry over them, I am constrained to cry with Paul, "Woe is me if I preach not the gospel." Oh, that the new year may be far better than the last. (more)
Well friends, here we are at the end of another decade. It's seems like only yesterday we were up against Y2K, yet in just a few hours, 10 years will have passed. How have you invested your time? How will you invest it over the next decade? We can always make a little more money, but we can never make more time. We can spend it, we can waste it, or we can invest it. I encourage you in this coming year to cherish every day for the beautiful God given gift that it is. Every day is a day to be thankful, gracious, humble, and one more opportunity to fulfill the destiny that God created you for. Invest your time in that which is eternal.
Now may the Lord bless you, and lift up the light of his countenance upon you, and give you peace! May you, during this year of grace; receive much grace; and may you proceed onwards towards heaven!