by Bill Rudge
I think most of us, in our youth, expected to find pleasure, satisfaction and happiness in this world. But as we eventually discover they either elude, or are shattered by the disappointments of life: hardship, sickness, injury, tragedy and discouragement.
However, I find peace and hope through Jesus Christ and the assurance of having unending peace and joy that transcends the limits of mortality. When all the biblical prophecies are fulfilled, God’s Kingdom will be established and this earth restored to the paradise it was originally created to be. The entire universe will display the glory of the LORD.
Then will be fulfilled God’s promise of everlasting righteousness, peace and joy. And as the apostle Paul stated,
“…Death will be swallowed up in victory” (1 Corinthians 15:54).
My prayer for each of you is that you experience knowing the Prince of Peace (Jesus Christ) and have the sure expectation of all God has planned for those who love Him and obey His Word.
All else will ultimately fail you and leave you empty and unfulfilled – so look to the Lord Jesus Christ and find your hope in Him alone!