The Future#1. “Where to from here?”

The Future#1. “Where to from here?”

‘Tomorrow,’ who ever questions its inevitability?

And yes, if the Lord wills, the sun will rise, and a new day will be gifted to us.

But…inevitable? No necessarily so. For Jesus does not even guarantee that this one will end. His promise to return without warning is just that—a warning!

Christians thrive in the hope of knowing that the future is completely in God’s hands. As believers we anticipate great things for the church because, as servants of Christ we blessed, and are blessed—come what may.

‘Fears for tomorrow’ prevail in the hearts of most. Too often the distractions of wants and preoccupation with needs drowns out Jesus’ promise to provide for the necessaries of life. It is hard to believe that so many years are wasted chasing the thing of this planet. Generations wake to work on the treadmill of debt, and all the while desperately cling to the slippery ladder of success. You would think that we would learn.

What would our reaction be if Jesus Himself walked up to us and said: “Sell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves money belts which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near nor moth destroys” (Lk.12:33)? I believe nervous laughter would be our knee-jerk reaction, followed by a mental checklist of items we will need to pay off first.

Greeting tomorrow needs to be a joyful experience. Which means that we must face it with faith. But faith is not something we collect in the morning. It is a ‘today experience’ that sets us up for the new day—if there is to be one.

Our hope is in heaven, not tomorrow. Tomorrow will be another ‘today’ (Lord willing), to be lived in faithful service in the church.

So, where to from here?

Do you know all those plans and dreams you have for the future of the church? They begin here—The future is NOW!

John Staiger


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