Second Half Ministries is for all of us entering the second half of life (those 50 years of age and older). It is designed to equip us as we face the issues of life, meeting challenges, growing spiritually, and making the “rest of our lives . . . the best of our lives.”
In many sporting events, the game is divided into two halves. The first half can be very rough. We might feel that there is no hope, and we are going to lose.
Then there is halftime. That is when the coach has the opportunity to change the course of the game, by his encouraging words, building up the team and preparing them for the second half. When the team re-enters the field they are ready to go out and give it their all! The game is won or lost in the second half.
Life works much the same way. When we mature and enter into the second half of life we have great opportunities to work for the Lord. The Psalmist wrote, “Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bear fruit in old age; they shall be fresh and flourishing, to declare that the Lord is upright; He is my rock and there is no unrighteousness in Him.” (Psalm 92:13-15)
We as mature believers need to realize that God is not finished with us yet. The game is not over until the second half has been played. God’s desire for us is that we finish well, that we continue to bear fruit.
May we all join with Paul as he faced the end of his life, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (II Timothy 4:7)
Make the Rest of your life . . . the Best of your life!
Gene W. Jones
Associate Pastor – Second Half Ministries
1717 4th Avenue
Canyon, Texas 79015