Thursday, 30 December 2021

Looking to Jesus

 "For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard." - Acts 4:20

This scripture come from a chapter in Acts where the religious leaders of the time were telling the apostles to be quiet. They were not ready to here the good news of Jesus Christ and neither did they want others from their synagogue to hear the message. Status, control, and politics had clouded their vision. 

What about us today? What clouds our vision to the good news of Jesus Christ? 

Daily worries and concerns? The current state of our world? The fear of how it will all end? 

Our minds can quickly find a multitude of dilemmas and problems to dwell on instead of finding "the peace that passes all understanding." 

Let us "fix our eyes upon the Author and Finisher of our faith." Let us "run with patience the race that is set before is." (Hebrews 12:1&2) Let us boldly walk forward, claiming our position, inheritance, acceptance, and safety in Jesus Christ our All in All. 

Keep courage brothers and sisters! Our redemption draweth nigh! 

Monday, 18 October 2021

Beautiful...

 "AND I JOHN SAW THE HOLY CITY, NEW JERUSALEM, COMING DOWN FROM GOD OUT OF HEAVEN, PREPARED AS A BRIDE ADORNED FOR HER HUSBAND.

AND I HEARD A GREAT VOICE OUT OF HEAVEN SAYING, BEHOLD THE TABERNACLE OF GOD IS WITH MEN, AND HE WILL DWELL WITH THEM AND THEY SHALL BE HIS PEOPLE, AND GOD HIMSELF SHALL BE WITH THEM, AND BE THEIR GOD.

AND GOD SHALL WIPE AWAY ALL TEARS FROM THEIR EYES; AND THERE SHALL BE NO MORE DEATH, NEITHER SORROW, NOR CRYING, NEITHER SHALL THERE BE ANYMORE PAIN: FOR THE FORMER THINGS ARE PASSED AWAY.

AND HE THAT SAT UPON THE THRONE SAID, BEHOLD, I MAKE ALL THINGS NEW. AND HE SAID UNTO ME, WRITE: FOR THESE WORDS ARE FAITHFUL AND TRUE."  - Revelation 21:2-5

Isn't that absolutely BEAUTIFUL?

No more pain, no more crying, no more doubting, no more anger, no more sinful human nature. All will be peace, and joy, and love. I don't know about you but these verses bring so much joy, hope, and peace to my heart. These may be troubled times but God is here. He has a plan and will see it through to the end. As His children we can rest in it. Amen.