"Changing Lives by the Power of Christ"

The Sunrise

Sunrise with "the word of the Lord endures forever.  I Peter 1:25

I noticed the sun came up today.

Imagine that!

In spite of the unresolved election, the weirdness of COVID-19 and its effects on the world, and the tension in our country, the sun came up!

You know, the Bible tells us that God is the one constant in our lives.

“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of God endures forever.”  Isaiah 40:8

I Peter 1:24-25 repeats the verse.  “All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withers, the flower fades:  But the word of the Lord endures forever.”

The Lord says in Revelation 22:13, “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.”  In other words, God is here permanently.  No king or ruler is going to take Him down.

That’s why He tells us to seek His kingdom first.  It will never fail.  His kingdom isn’t of this world (John 18:36.)  It is a kingdom of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17.)

So, how do we get there?

Try reading the book of Acts, for starters.  It’s the narrative of Jesus’ new kingdom, His church.  Ask yourself these questions:

How did the people at Pentecost respond to the Good News of Jesus?  Were they passive?  Did they take action?

What about the exchange between Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8?  What action did the eunuch take?

In Acts 8:39, Philip was miraculously spirited away.  And the eunuch?

The Bible says he went on his way.  Rejoicing.

Who knows what the future holds for the world, our country?  No one but God.  But this much is sure:  We who are in His kingdom have a hope beyond the vagaries of life and politics.

We have hope.

The sun came up this morning.  It will come up every day until Jesus returns.  And that should give us something to hold on to:  hope. (Hebrews 11:16)