…but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:25 NIV
Earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanoes, wars and rumors of war, famine, people doing unspeakable things to each other. The earth is groaning for its redemption.
Closer to home, it’s politics and poor policies and greedy politicians, rather than statesmen, “leading” us.
Closer than that, unemployment, inflation, relationships gone sour, persecution in varying degrees.
Things are falling apart, and Heaven never sounded so good.
I’m not saying we should hide our heads in the sand like ostriches and not try to make things better. Ostriches are silly fools, not role models for us. But the world thinks we are hiding our heads in the sands of denial, peeking up once in a while at some pie in the sky.
Jesus said, “Fear not. Don’t worry. You have to get through this world, but I’ll be with you. And you can’t imagine the amazing place that I’m making for you. I’ll be back soon to take you Home.”
That “soon”, by the way, doesn’t mean before long—you know it’s been a long time—but that when it happens, it will be sudden.
Got to get back to being about my Father’s business. But first I’m brewing a cup of tea, pulling up a rocking chair and having a big slice of my pie in the sky. Care to join me? I’ve got two cups and two rocking chairs.
Avi, this broken world is a lovely place—but it rubs blisters on me, body, soul and spirit. I can’t help trying to imagine what Heaven will be like. A Home made for me, one that will fit like custom-made, kidskin shoes. Thank You for Your own words of encouragement to me. In Your holy name, Amen.