For unto us a child is born, and unto us a son is given. Upon his shoulders shall the kingdom lie, and he shall be called with his own name, “Wonderful, the giver of counsel, the mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of peace.” Isaiah 9:6
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4
He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart…Isaiah 40:11
Though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson,
they shall be like wool.
When you have Jesus…you have hope.
My hope is built on nothing less…
Artist Alice van Kempen features photography of her Bull Terrier, Claire, in abandoned buildings. I would encourage you to find her work on Facebook.
However, in this photo there is only Jesus reaching out amid the destruction and decay. Don’t you think that mirrors our lives today? Amid all the destruction and chaos of this world, Jesus still waits with open arms for you and for me.
What a lovely thought in an ugly world.
It’s so hard to remember what is important when we get bogged down in the slog of daily living. It doesn’t have to be defeating. Yes, it can be hard. But, it’s hard for everyone and we just fix our eyes on Jesus and keep moving forward.
I love this verse…believers know that we are overcomers. But, during this difficult political season full of hate and ugliness, I like to remember that Jesus still sits on His throne and He will some day set the world to rights.