Our minds have been occupied by many things during this worldwide pandemic. Will all of this stop eventually and become better some day? Is there hope for our future?
LORD Jesus, we praise You for by You and through You and for You all things were created. You are before all things and in You all things are made up. You are above all powers, dominions, and thrones. You are the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. Forgive us, O God we pray, that we so often look to the world for answers. Give us the wisdom and understanding to study and to believe and to obey Your Word. In Jesus’ mighty name we pray. Amen.
The Bible says that in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth and everything in it. God’s Word also tells us that everything He had made was very good (Genesis 1:31) Looking around, however, we can see that things aren’t so good anymore. What happened? We will get to that in the new year.
At the end of 2020 we need to ask ourselves another question: What hope lies before us in the future?
Revelation 21:4-5 talks about a bright future that awaits us sooner or later — in God’s perfect timing. God will wipe away every tear from our eyes. There will be no more death, no more sorrow, no more crying, and not more pain. The former things will have passed away and God will make all things new. What a hope for the future this is!
Verse three says that God will dwell with us and that we shall be His people. Yes, God Himself will be with us and be our God.
Are you looking forward to spend eternity with God your Maker?