We forge ahead waving our banner of hope – Daily Leader

What’s one of the best ways to explain our day? We may simply name it an ‘upside-down’ world. Every day we learn or hear issues that appear unbelievable, irrational, immoral, horrifying …  and the record goes on. My answer is to rein my ideas with reality, and that’s all the time present in God’s Word — all of His Word.
A verse that’s been encouraging me in current days comes from II Corinthians 2:14. “But thanks be to God, who in Christ all the time leads us in triumphal procession, and thru us spreads the perfume of the data of him in all places.”The verse instantly turns to God, the reply to the whole lot life can or will throw into our paths as obstacles and heartaches.
Our household has been to 2 kin’ funerals in the previous few weeks. Death is a darkish customer and leaves a path of grief that appears on the onset, inconceivable to bear. Even on this darkest of occasions, Paul’s verse to the Corinthians modifications my focus from darkness to gentle. As the redeemed, we will be part of God’s triumphal procession with the reality that demise is just not the top however the doorway that believers use to enter everlasting life with Jesus. I do know in regards to the victory of the believers, as a result of God’s Word tells me: “If I’m going and put together a spot for you, I’ll come once more, and obtain you unto Myself; that the place I’m, there it’s possible you’ll be additionally.”
His reality assures me that I might be in His triumphal procession even within the face of demise and all kinds of grief.
The current bloodbath of harmless faculty youngsters in Texas, the demonic destruction of Ukraine and its residents, and the corruption that appears to be brimming over in our land are examples of the dumbfounding and horrific assaults from the ‘darkish’ aspect. At occasions, the darkness appears to be invading each nook of our lives, however God’s triumphal procession is rarely out of sight, so I can be part of it and be glad about the reassurance God’s Word brings to His youngsters:  “For the Son of Man goes to come back within the glory of His Father with His angels, and can then repay each man in line with his deeds.” Matthew 16:27.
The first half of that encouraging verse in Corinthians reminds us to be grateful, as a result of God’s youngsters know the ultimate final result. That’s why we’re in a victory march regardless of the current or future circumstances. And I really like the final half of that verse. It exhibits us that every of us has a component in spreading the perfume of the data of this last victory in all places we go. As victors we don’t lose coronary heart and drop out of the procession. No! We forge ahead waving our banner of hope, thereby providing the perfume of that blessed hope and assurance to those that are standing alongside the parade route.
Letters to Camille Anding might be despatched to P.O. Box 551, Brookhaven, MS, 39602.


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