One unshakable fact – live with it!

Posted on December 23, 2013 · Posted in Worldview

Little is certain in life.  But there is one fact, one rock that is solid, certain and secure. This fact has two sides. The first side is that Jesus Christ has come to earth to bring joy to the world and to satisfy the wrath of his Father. The second side is that he will return!

 

Christ will return and make all things new. Tears will be wiped away. There will be no need for electrical or alternative energy as the radiant glory of Christ will supply all the power that we will need. All the inequities of life will be wonderfully and finally resolved.  Our broken bodies will be made whole. We will be with the Lord as we step into eternity!

 

Delight in the time and situations with which God blesses you now. God has called you to add to his reputation in all that you do. Rejoice, therefore, in what is certain. Live for what is certain. It is also certain the second side of the greatest fact in history will come to pass. Christ is coming back! As Jesus said, it is not for us to know the times or dates chosen by the Father for his return( Acts 1:7).  But we do know that it will be the best possible time. 

 

16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18


Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.