Two Eternal Truths for Life
Wow, sometimes, it seems like an eternity ago that we first heard about the pandemic and its consequences. Our personal and public lives were literally turned upside down. Now, hopefully, things are slowly returning to normal. This Sunday, we at Sparta First are planning on having our first inside church service since these things began.
Also, sometimes, it seems like yesterday that we enjoyed the warmth and blessing of God as we joyously worshiped during the Sunday we announced our services would change. We have shared many joys and sorrows since that time. However, I am surer today of God’s purpose, protection and provision in our lives and in the lives of those we love than then. What will tomorrow bring? Extreme joy? Bitter heartache? Maybe, usher in the coming of Christ?
None of us know, yet as we journey together, two solid eternal truths exist that are our privilege and joy to claim.
“Lo, I am with you alway…” - Matthew 28:20
The Lord Jesus is in the midst of His church; beloved, He is with you now. His promise is, “Lo, I am with you alway.” He is as surely with us now as he was with the disciples on the Mount of Transfiguration as they saw a touch of His glory. Not fleshly, yet still with us. There is nothing like the presence of Jesus to set the heart afire and provide strength, comfort and joy. If we know that Jesus is with us, every area of our lives will be strengthened, and everyone we touch will be changed by His authority within us. His presence will be most realized by those who are most like him. The promise is still true, Jesus delights to be with His bride – Always.
“And the LORD shall guide thee continually.” - Isaiah 58:11
Not an angel or man, but Jehovah shall guide you. Beloved, God has not left you in your earthly pilgrimage alone without direction or help. “The Lord shall guide thee.” How confident this makes it! How sure it is that God will not forsake us! His eternal “shalls” and “wills” are guaranteed not with earth’s money, but with heaven’s strongest power-God Himself. “The Lord shall guide thee continually.” We are not simply to be guided sometimes, but we are to have a constant guidance; not occasionally to be left alone to our own understanding, and wander to failure, but constantly to hear the guiding voice of Jehovah God. If we follow close to Him, we shall not go wrong.
In the coming days and months, no matter the trial, trouble or tribulation, complete trust can be placed in Him that, “… shall guide thee continually”
Praise Him from whom all blessings flow !!!!