On most tombstones, there’s the date of one’s birth and the date of one’s death, and then a dash in the middle. We don’t control the day we’re born or the day we die. But we do control what we do with the dash in the middle. So today, Pastor Ford will encourage us to use the time represented by that dash to make it count for the Lord.
Pastor James Ford Jr. has been the senior pastor of Christ Bible Church of Chicago, located on the south side of Chicago, Ill., for over 35 years. He also serves as the president of Impact Ministries, an outreach ministry committed to strengthening families in the South Shore community of Chicago.