I don’t know about you but when I take a look at the events taking place all over the world, I am filled with a desire to go home. Not my earthly home but the heavenly one that is being prepared for me somewhere beyond the sun. I believe this was the Psalmist’s desire as he wrote this…
Help us, O God of our salvation!
Help us for the glory of your name.
Save us and forgive our sins
for the honor of your name.
Why should pagan nations be allowed to scoff,
asking, “Where is their God?”
If any of you have experienced ridicule for what you believe in and the hope that you hold on to you know it is not a plesant experience. Often times we have become the laughing stock of society because we choose to believe in a purpose-driven life and a hope for this mortal to take on immortality when Christ returns. But we aren’t the first. As something that should bring us comfort, I suggest keeping our present sufferings in perspective. Tertius, being dictated to by Paul, wrote “what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory He will reveal to us later.” If tthat does not provide us with any peace, then consider that Christ gave up everything for you and me. What is your suffering compared to what Christ endured on the cross for your sins and mine?
“Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.”
Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright© 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.