Thursday: 29th November, 2018
Reference text: Luke 21:20-28
Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
The signs Jesus describes in the Gospel today, where ‘the powers of heaven shall be shaken’, are those that can cause even the boldest of men to get weak in the knees. They are presented in such a manner that our minds are drawn to the reality that for many, those times will not be a time of dancing, but distress.
Nonetheless, for another group of people, there is an invitation to expect good to come out from the whole picture. Hence the question: Why should we expect redemption and deliverance, while everyone else looks forward to destruction? The answer is simple and straightforward: because we are not ‘everyone’.
Sweetheart, for those who belong with God, the granting of Exemptions and Exceptions in such circumstances are not a big deal. Some would argue that is bias or favoritism, but for us who are recipients of this, it feels like one of those rare member-only offers. It is a unique privilege we enjoy because of our association with the God who holds all things in His hands.
So my dear, the mountains can be uprooted and tossed into the sea and the hills pounded to dust. The oceans may rage and the storms roar; destruction may beckon and disaster close in from all sides, but in spite of the general expectation, we are reminded to expect good out of it all.
Remember # Exceptions and Exemptions should not come as a surprise to you.