Day 13 – December 9
“…No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” [1 Corinthians 2:9 NLT]
We cannot imagine all that God has in store for us, both in this world and for all eternity. He will create a new heaven and a new earth (Rev. 21:1), and we will live with him forever. Until then his Holy Spirit comforts us and guides us through all of life’s circumstances. Knowing the promise of the wonderful and eternal future that awaits us, gives us the hope and peace and courage to press on in this life, to endure hardship, and to avoid giving into temptation. This world is NOT all that there is – the BEST is yet to come!
Stop and think about how much the Father loves us to share with us the details and promises our eternal future! He loves us so much to make sure that we have Hope & Peace & Joy about what is to come! Our Faith is not in vain! We are not shadow boxing or wishing upon a star. God is Real – His Word is True – His Promise of Heaven is as sure as the ground you are standing on!
Father, Thank You for loving me so much that you gave me this glimpse of eternity! I must admit, in my humanity – I have a hard time wrapping my mind around all that Heaven entails – it must be so magnificent! Allow a moment this Christmas to gaze into the night sky and be captivated by the wonder of countless stars and galaxies above and think about how you meticulously created each star and hung each one in place – and how we as humans are still unable to see them all! Then let my mind be blown to think that Heaven must be 100x more glorious and complex than a million or more galaxies! Oh the Majesty and Glory of Your Name! You are so Worthy to be Praised! Amen!
Written by: Pastor Steve Wells