What Remains True

by Mar 20, 2020Article

What Remains True

We don’t know what to do, but our eyes are on You.
It’s 8:54 am and here I sit in my pj’s on a Thursday morning. Half of my house is still asleep. I have my date book in front of me with everything cancelled or postponed and nothing planned. One week ago, I could never have imagined this. Now it is slowly sinking in that our new normal is anything but. And it’s not just me, it’s our entire WORLD dealing with the new reality of COVID-19. Every one of us in our world is being impacted by this in one way or another.
In a world that is unknown, scary, and constantly changing, what can we cling to? The truth. God’s Word is eternal, never changing, and always constant. What does the Bible say about our world?
 
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33
  • Jesus said: Life is hard. It’s okay to admit that and feel all the hard feelings. He also said we have two things to take to heart. 1) He gives us peace in the middle of trouble. 2) He has overcome the world. Someday all will be made right again.
For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 2 Corinthians 10:3
  • We have a hope that the rest of the world doesn’t have, and we can wage war with LOVE and HOPE to those who don’t know.
What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Mark 8:36
  • Life will go back to normal and we will ride a plane, eat in a restaurant, and go bowling again. But what good will those gains be if we forfeit what we have now?
For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 1 Timothy 6:7-8
  • In this time when every day there are more and more restrictions, may we focus on what we do have. What truly matters in light of eternity?
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” Mark 16:15
  • Our schedules may be completely out of whack, but as believers we still have a job to do: Preach the gospel! How can we creatively tell people about Jesus in the midst of “social distancing”?
Jesus, thank You for truth that stands eternal. Grant each one of us exactly what we need for these challenging times. Protect and guide us. Give us your wisdom. Show us how to love and live for You. We love You and trust You. Amen.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27
  • The world (aka the news) is going to give you many reasons to fear and panic. Jesus gives us PEACE. Period.
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
  • We will NEVER walk in darkness if we know Jesus. Even the darkest dark here on earth can’t extinguish the Light of the World. He gives us life, both now, and forever.
Be safe, friends.

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