A Holy Optimism
There are many wars and many more rumours of wars,
Nations do and will rise against nations,
And terror spreads darkness across God's earth.
Christians are persecuted and handed over to death,
Wickedness is increasing at a visible and invisible alarming rate,
God still has mercy on whom He will have mercy,
Many are still called yet fewer are chosen. BUT -
Jesus has told us all these things and so much more ahead of time.
Annually the Christmas season calls the believer to a steadfast holy optimism because:
the exact Jesus who came once is going to repeat the favor and come twice - so we can be with Him forever.
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord for ever. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)
Today's Soul Snippet:
'As the stars first brought the wise men to God, so should all the stars raise your thoughts to God'. Thomas Manton
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