EXPERIENCE GOD'S PEACE NOW!!
We are definitely not going to forget 2020! The corona virus has been unlike any experience. It has literally turned everything “upside down.” Businesses closed. Schools let out. Professional sports shut down. Home quaranteen. Facial masks. Supermarket shortages. Social distancing. Live streaming worship services. And, of course, the fear generated by dire predictions.
Then we witnessed on video the tragic deaths of two African-Americans, Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd. Suddenly, protests exploded across American. Once again we as a nation were/are confronted with the evil of racism.
The divide in our culture is palpable. Two major worldviews exist: secular and Judeo-Christian. Yet, there are sub-world views under these major worldviews. And the further apart these grow, the more divided our country becomes. These two major views are irreconcilable. The future of our country is one gigantic question mark ?!
So, as we look toward the future, we do so with great uncertainly. Just what is life going to look like in 6 months? 1 year? And beyond? WE JUST DON’T KNOW.
Since GOD created the world, this planet has experienced ongoing change. Promient historical figures have come and gone. Nations have risen, and then they have fallen. Our world is in constant flux.
BUT , IN THE MIDST OF ALL OF THIS TURMOIL, THERE IS ONE THING WE AS FOLLOWERS OF JESUS CAN BE CONFIDENT OF!
Hebrews 13:8: “JESUS CHRIST is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”
Malachi 3:6a: “For I, the LORD, do not change…”
Psalm 102:27: “But You are the same, and Your years will not come to an end.”
Regardless of what happens in this world, we can rest in the assurance GOD and His Son, JESUS, never change. And the Word of GOD never changes! Thus, the promises of GOD are always with us.
Hebrews 13:5: “I will never leave you nor forsake you”
Matthew 28:20b: “And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
When life is turned upside down, and the future looks so uncertain and even bleak, we can rest assured that our LORD is always with us.
When I think of the rise and fall of nations, I experience great peace when I read Daniel 7:14 and allow the truths of that powerful verse to comfort my troubled heart. Here it is: “And to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him; His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away; and His kingdom one that shall not be destroyed.”
Bottom line? Regardless of what happens on planet Earth, GOD will forever be on the throne and His Kingdom shall never be destroyed!
In the midst of such abrupt change, let us exercise our faith in our changeless GOD and His/our eternal Kingdom!