by Rev Robert A Wendel
“As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives. And at the last He will take His stand on the earth.” (Job 19:25-27 NRSV)
Job says, “After my flesh has been destroyed, yet, in my flesh I will see God” (v. 26 NIV). Job does not know Christ. He recognizes God as his Redeemer. Despite his earthly suffering, Job believes that his only hope is to cling to his faith in the Almighty, trusting that in the next life he will stand rightly before God.
Like Job, if life seems to have turned against you, there is an eternal future that is brighter and beyond our wildest hopes or dreams. Justice will one day win out. God will replace pain and evil. And right will eclipse wrong. In the end, God wins. And so will we.
There is a famous story about the day physicist Albert Einstein took a train trip. When the conductor made his first round asking for tickets, the old world-class thinker could not find the item. The kindly conductor replied “That’s ok sir. I know who you are. I trust you.” When the conductor made a second round, Einstein was on his knees still searching and telling the conductor “It’s not a matter of trust. I don’t know where I’m going!”
There is nothing like hope to keep us going through this life.
There is nothing like a lack of assurance to make us afraid.
If you are without Christ in your life, your steps are marked by uncertainty.
No evil fate will overtake the soul who trusts in God and with Almighty help will do what is right. Even when death comes, it need not be the end of the road, but a bend in the road leading to life that shall richer, fuller be.
Once again, at 8:00 on April 9th, our Deacons will prepare a fine breakfast for our men. Plan to be in attendance.
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