I can’t help but think about the frightening events taking place in our world and in my own life. The state of our government, my family members and their lives, my own circumstances. A worldwide pandemic. God gave me a melancholy personality so I admit, the future seems daunting sometimes.
The United States is experiencing a moral decline. Some of my own family members use the Lord’s name in curse words in their daily conversations as if they aren’t offensive to Christians like me, and more likely to God. Gay couples pop up everywhere on cable TV, including HGTV’s shows. In fact, I have family members who are deceived about their sexuality. The number of abortions in the US is shameful. These are only a fraction of the examples I could cite.
Funny thing, though. I would be doing a lot of those things right along with the world if it weren’t for my Savior’s love for me—and the rest of mankind. At my age, I would be consumed with fear about my future and losing friends and loved ones. But most important, I’d be worrying about what happens after I leave this earth.
But thankfully, I know where I’ll spend eternity, and I look forward to it. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” John 14:6. When I asked Him into my life over forty years ago, I trusted that He was the way. His truth has guided me all these years, and I am certain I have eternal life. Praise God.
Though I witness deception, lies, murder, anger, and self-centeredness in this world, someday my future won’t hold these things. The life will be joyous, filled with peace, truth and the presence of God. These certainties sustain me until I see Him face to face.
Praise be to Him who said to the wind and wave, “Quiet! Be still!” Mark 4:39.
“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'”John 14:6
Dear Lord, Thank you for the certainty of eternal life and the hope we have as Christians. I look forward to that day when I see You face to face. Amen.