While You Wait
Today’s scripture selection: Jude
Key verses: Jude, verse 21
“…keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.”
Who knows when it will happen?
Who knows when all the promises of scripture will come to fruition; when death will be conquered; when the spiritual warfare will cease; when we will be face to face with God?
These are the questions that have plagued the people of God for thousands of years.
But – while we wait – the words of a relatively unknown follower of Jesus named Jude – give us hope.
“…keep yourselves in God’s love.”
That’s how we live “until” –
That’s how we live until the day when God’s promises are all fulfilled, either individually for us, or for the entire world.
Waiting can be hard.
We need answers. We need healing. We need peace. We need rest. We need nourishment. We need…
But God knows all about that. And God is good. God is always good. So keep waiting. Keep praying. And most of all –
Keep yourselves in God’s love.
And one day – one glorious day – it will all make sense.
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for your amazing, abiding grace. Help me to trust in your perfect timing. Keep me close to you Lord – until that wonderful day – when we meet face to face. AMEN.