Sunday, May 13, 2012
Breaking the Lease
And I prayed for relief:
"Father, please show me some good today. Please show me that this sadness will not last forever. Is there some way to know now that I can some day leave this heartache behind?"
And He said to me:
He waits for His enemies to be made His footstool.--Hebrews 10:13
Wait. Even God has to wait. Even God looks forward to a time when He will ruthlessly remake all things, when all weights will be cast aside.
And, Oh, when the time comes, what a transformation He has in store!
The seventh angel sounded his trumpet and loud voices in heaven said, "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of the Lord and of His Christ and He will reign forever and forever."--Revelation 11:15
The righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father.--Matthew 13:43
This world is not yet entirely God's kingdom. It still bears the marks and influence of its most recent landlord, the devil, but not forever. God will remake it--all of it.
I cannot know real relief until that day. Until then, I will live with this surrounding pain, the effect of sin, my own and others'. This morning, all I looked for was a little relief, a little rescue. And what did my God show me? An inheritance, a righteous kingdom, a holy priesthood, a shining sun in a perfect home where thrones ring 'round Him, my Father, and His Christ.
We dealt with you the way a father deals with his own children--encouraging, comforting, and urging you to live lives worthy of God who calls you into His kingdom and glory.--1Thessalonians 2:12
Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.--Matthew 6:10