Life is moving fast. Barely time to anticipate an event or occasion and it’s done and the next one is coming.
We just went on vacation – Smoky Mountain cool and nights of good sleep. But here we are along with the rest of the world in the thick of crazy lives again. And, do you sense this is how the rest of our days will be? As in hectic, chaotic, unrested?
Words are running through my mind trying to put into perspective the times we’re living in: expectation, awaken, revive, change, be ready.“Honor Christ and let him be the Lord of your life. Always be ready to give an answer when someone asks you about your hope.”(1Peter 3:15 CEV)
On our trip I found something sacred and special that is universal: the body of believers, those devoted to Jesus, are the same no matter where we roam. The same hope, the same faith, the same peace, most of all the same love. We happened on to a very small church and were a little nervous to go in.
Welcome, we were welcome. The music was wonderful, the message right on. God moves in the heart of His people wherever they are. When worship is heartfelt and the message shared are His words, longing souls are bound together by the Holy Spirit.
“Faith in Christ Jesus is what makes each of you equal with each other, whether you are a Jew or a Greek, a slave or a free person, a man or a woman.”(Galatians 3:28 CEV)
So what I see and feel most right now is a call from God to be ready. Look around, don’t waste time. Days are spinning by fast and someday the end of them will come. What are we doing to reach those we love? Those God loves?
This faith of ours can’t be a selfish faith. We are not called to find Jesus and then hide hoping everyone else will figure it out. We’re called and then filled with His Spirit. Filled so that we can share the freedom with have in Christ.“All of us have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory. But God treats us much better than we deserve, and because of Christ Jesus, He freely accepts us and sets us free from our sins.” (Romans 3:23-24 CEV)
We can no longer live like there will always be tomorrow. Only God knows the number of each of our days.“You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” (Luke 12:40 ESV) This crazy world needs the hope we have. For this hope – of everlasting, never ending days full of good things – is precious and is for all who will call on the Name: Jesus Christ.