Sunday, 22nd April, 2018

Reference text :1 John 3 :1-2

1 John 3:2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.

When the pairings for any tournament are done, many soccer fans who are even not pundits, can predict within a reasonable degree of accuracy which matches are going to be really pleasant to watch, which ones are going to be technically intriguing and on many occasions, offer a good guess on the the team most likely to emerge on top. Though they have no clear idea of the future, based on trends and patterns, they are able to make reasonable inferences.

The beauty of real trust as we see in the letter of John, is not just about seeing everything regarding a situation, but knowing beyond all reasonable doubt that it will still turn out for your good. John wrote that though the future hasn’t been revealed, he could say with certainty that what it presents is one that is with Jesus, where we see him as He really is. Hence, even though that future is not known, it is expected to be glorious.

That is the kind of confidence we also need to have. Not because of what the future presents to us, but because of the one in whose hands the future is held. If it was in the clasp of any one else, then there would be a cause for alarm but in the hands of God, we can rest in peaceful trust. This may sound just like a real morale booster when your team is down at half time, but it is a truth that is far from a work of fiction.

Sweetheart, the God of heaven and earth, the creator of all things who sustains all things by the word of His mouth has your days secured in his hands. Your then was secured, your now, is; and your tomorrow, will also be kept safe. So do not allow the worries of tomorrow keep you from enjoying the blessings of today. I will adapt the the words of a colleague I have been reading for the last couple of years as the take home message:

Remember # your tomorrow is in safe hands.


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