…that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:
“The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan,
Galilee of the Gentiles:
The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light,
And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death
Light has dawned.
I remember being asked, “Do you know where you’re going when you die?” It was a frightening question then because it concerned my eternal existence, but now it takes on a different meaning.
In my recent visit to the Gospel of Matthew, I was comforted by the fact that as Jesus began His earthly ministry He knew exactly where He was going and what He was doing. I take comfort in knowing nothing has changed. In a time when it seems everything is out of control, we have a God who is in full control. You’ve probably heard that recently as it is a great truth to hold on to considering recent events.
I find it interesting that many have taken solace that because 2020 is over things will be better. “Do you know where you’re going?” The path ahead is probably more turbulent than the one behind. The truth of the Gospel is “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose”. Again, a familiar verse but it seems these verses are needed now more than ever.
Our life in Christ is likened to a walk or a path, one that has many twists and turns. The trials of this life can sometimes make our way foggy and hard to follow. But we have ears to hear and eyes to see, these are spiritual senses that take over when our earthly vision is skewed. “Do You Know Where You’re going” is a positional term that should bring comfort to our daily walk. “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” also confirms that our path, although not safe is secure. Walking through the trials of life with the certainty of destination brings peace and joy. These are the attributes that true Christianity can deliver when we are certain of our journey.
I hope and pray that today finds you on track and headed in the right direction. Amen!
Written By Rob Russomano: Rob Russomano is married to Terri and serves with her as full-time staff members. He is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and is also available as a speaker of the grace of God with a message of Hope for church events. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.