This New Year will be filled with great opportunities. It may also confront us ith even greater problems. The uncertainty of our coming days can be hard to conceive. Perhaps even harder to embrace. There is the probability the unexpected can at times overwhelm us. Is there anywhere we can find hope and encouragement? I have found such in the following lyrics of one of the songs I feature on my Afterglow radio program.
In this house we’ve built of make-believe
Loved ones go long before seems it’s time to leave
But we will learn how to grieve, to forgive and receive
‘Til we see them there in that city
Span of stars overhead as we walk the road
While this darkness remains I will bear your load
And together we will tend the seed He’s sown
As we walk along the road to that city
Though my mind can’t conceive all that He’s prepared
There the blind will see the sun
What was old will be young
And the lame, they will run all over the streets of that city
On that day we will sing “Holy, Holy”
On that day we’ll bow down in the light
And then we’ll rise and turn our eyes
To the One who’s the light, the light of that city
We must never lose sight of all that’s ahead. We must always focus on what ultimately awaits. We must be assured we are going to “that city”.
Being with those who have left us, suddenly and unexpectedly is a wonderful future to claim, but most important of all is bowing before the throne in worship, then lifiting our eyes to the One Who will receive our adoring and loving commitment.
“See then that you live carefully, not as fools but walk as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” – Ephesians 5:15-17
Til next time, Don Johnson, Producer/Host/Afterglow