“Prepare Yourself For The Day Of The Lord!”
I just listened to a voice clip announcing the death of 2019 and jubilantly saying how 2020 promises long life, a bright future etc. I reflected and said to myself that 2020 has nothing to offer. 2020 like 2019 has just one year to live and so it cannot make promises of things that go beyond one year. Rather we are the ones who can make meaningful things happen to 2020 that will be spoken of in years to come. And this is possible when we trust in the one who holds the future in his hands.
While we project our expectations, while we evaluate the year just ended let us bear in mind that calendar time is man-made. God’s time is the right time and “with the Lord a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years are like a day.”
Besides, even as we expect a bright tomorrow when all must be well, we must first of all say “Ebenezer,” for it is the Lord who has brought us this far; despite the myriads of challenges faced. We should always keep in mind that our times are in God’s hands and so learn to wait patiently on him. “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promises, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”
To this end our greatest resolution or only expectation should be to strive “to live holy lives” thus speeding the day of the Lord before it takes us unawares(II Pt.3:8-12).
Jesus Christ has come to make all things possible.
Crossover prayer: Holy Spirit guide me to lead a holy and godly life and be ready for the coming of the day of the Lord since it may come sooner than later. Amen!
Have a blessed day and end of another year. Peace be with you! Happy new year!