Pastor Kyle Bitter - The Second Sunday After Epiphany - Sunday, January 19, 2020
How long is that going to last? It’s a question worth asking whenever you make a purchase. How long is that going to last? New tires for your car. How many miles are they good for? The car itself. How many years is the warranty? That new computer – how long before it’s obsolete? You ask the same question in other areas of life. You start a new medication. How long will this work for? You have joint replacement surgery. How many years is this good for? It’s a fact of life – things wear out and are replaced. The same things happen with habits and interests. What you enjoyed as a child is different from when you’re a teenager or an adult. You pursue one hobby, and after a while your interest in that passes and you move on to something else. It’s even true of work for many people. According to a 2018 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (https://www.bls.gov/news.release/tenure.nr0.htm), the average American changes jobs more than ten times during their career. Things run their course during life and are replaced by something else.
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