Life is a mess, nationally and personally, but even in the midst of chaos, we can be truly glad.
What are you waiting expectantly for? A raise? A vacation? A day of peace and quiet? New government leaders who can fix all our problems? (Ha… keep waiting.) Friends, we are to be waiting expectantly for the return of Christ.
Here’s some encouragement from I Peter 1 –
God is merciful! He raised Jesus from the dead so that if we believe in Him, we can have new life too – be born again. And now, we have great expectation of what is to come.
So what’s coming?
As adopted children, we have been blessed with an inheritance from God. Peter tells us a little bit about this inheritance. It is:
- Safe in heaven! Not in some storage container with mice and mold.
- Priceless – can’t even put a value on it.
- Pure & Undefiled (free from the effects of sin)
- Can’t change (regardless of the stock market!)
- Won’t decay
He’s protecting it by His Power! Yes, the same power that raised Jesus and created the world is protecting our inheritance.
So when will we get it?
He will reveal it to us on the last day.
So be truly glad! There’s wonderful joy ahead – even though we need to endure many trials for a little while.
Keep looking up – He’s coming back soon!
3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation, 4 and we have a priceless inheritance—an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay. 5 And through your faith, God is protecting you by his power until you receive this salvation, which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see.
6 So be truly glad.[b] There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. (From I Peter 1:3-6 NLT)