ALMOST TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO….there was a Man born contrary to the laws of life. This Man lived in poverty and was reared in obscurity. He did not travel extensively. Only once did he cross the boundary of the country in which He lived and that was during His childhood exile.
He possessed neither wealth nor influence. His relatives were inconspicuous, and He had neither training nor formal education. In infancy, He startled a king; in childhood, He puzzled doctors; in manhood, He ruled the course of nature, walked upon the billows as if pavement, and hushed the sea to sleep.
He healed the multitudes without medicine and made no charge for His service. He never wrote a book, and yet all the libraries of the country could not hold the books that have been written about Him.
He never wrote a song, and yet He has furnished the theme for more than all the songwriters combined. He never founded a college, but all the schools put together cannot boast of having as many students. He never practiced medicine, and yet He has healed more broken hearts than all the doctors far and near. Every seventh day, the wheels of commerce cease their turning and multitudes find their way to worshiping assemblies to pay homage and respect to Him.
The names of the past proud statesman of Greece and Rome have come and gone. The names of past scientists, philosophers, and theologians have come and gone; but the name of this Man abounds more and more. Though time has spread two thousand years between the people of this generation, and the scene of His crucifixion, yet HE STILL LIVES!!! Herod could not destroy Him, and the grave could not hold Him.
He stands in Heavenly Glory, proclaimed of God, as the living personal Christ, our Lord and Savior.
The Lord Jesus Christ is ALIVE and WELL and has everything under control! There isn’t anything that can take God by surprise, so I encourage you to rest in Him and know that all is well! The scriptures declare that there is no height high enough nor any depth deep enough that can separate us from the LOVE OF GOD which is IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD! He is all we need, and so be encouraged in the Lord and know that HE LOVES YOU and is ALIVE and WELL able to meet every need in your life. Isaiah 49:13-16; Romans 8:39
As long as the Lord is in control of our lives, there shouldn’t be anything that should have us worrying or contemplating what our future holds. The Apostle Paul says, “To live is Christ and to die is gain!” I encourage you to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Don’t allow the news of this world to make you fear or worry about your future. God has everything under control and is allowing His prophecies to come to pass right before our eyes! Remember, Jesus said, when these things begin to come to pass (wars, persecutions, famines, etc.) then look up…and lift up your heads, for your redemption…even in the midst of such things….draws near!!! Philippians 1:21; Luke 21:20-36
Be encouraged and know that God has not forgotten YOU. He has given us the privilege to be the generation to see Him coming in the clouds of Heaven! Rejoice in the Lord and never allow this world’s problems to make you forget about your eternal home. This world and the problems associated with it are only temporary, but the world that is to come is one without problems and will last for all eternity! Matthew 24:29-31; Mark 13:24-27; John 16:33
Looking ALWAYS to this JESUS!
“Jesus Christ is the same…yesterday, today, and forever!” Hebrews 13:8
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