Dear Church Family and Friends,
The headlines proclaimed this week: “Historic snow coming!” (I think this is a curious headline – isn’t every snow in the past a historic snow because it is in the past?) Some areas indeed were hit by a significant snowfall, but other areas had snow that did not live up to the hype. Weather forecasters study weather maps and trends, but ultimately their predictions are a guess. Often times, we base our lives on their guesses because sometimes they are right.
God’s Word contains some interesting news stories that always can be trusted:
1) “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life,” (John 3:16). I know that it is a little long for a headline but it is front-page worthy news! Jesus left heaven and came to earth so that those who believe in Him have access to heaven.
2) Jesus said, “In My Father’s house are many dwelling places, if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also,” (John 14:2-3). This is a promise that Jesus makes to all those who have received Him as Lord and Savior. This is not a guess; this is a fact.
3) The next news story in this sequence is probably: “And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. His eyes are a flame of fire and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God,” (Revelation 19:11-13). This glimpse into the future comes from God who knows the future as well as He knows the past and present. He can be trusted to get the story right, because He is the Author of the story. You might not be able to trust the news headlines that you see in the newspaper or the Internet, but you can trust God’s Word.
May God bless you.