“Hope is the power to be cheerful in circumstances which we know to be desperate.” –G.K. Chesterton
The news in our world has, of late, become increasingly worse. One can take the Bible, open it up beside the daily paper, and see how the signs of the times are unfolding rapidly. Wars, terrorism, pestilences, earthquakes, signs in the sky, and signs in the sea all point to an epic, historic, monumental day in history when the King of kings shall return.
Christ said that men’s hearts would fail them for fear as they looked upon those things that transpire in the earth. In the same passage, however, He said we should “lift up our heads, and look up” for “our redemption draweth nigh.”
If we are not careful we can look around, look down, look back, or even look ahead. But our attention in those particular directions will not produce hope in such desperate times. The only gaze for the child of God is upward. Jesus would have us to keeping looking up. When you feel the pressure mounting–keep looking up. When the heartache comes–keep looking up. When the news is depressing–keep looking up. When the earth is groaning–keep looking up. When your heart is homesick–keep looking up. He is coming soon!
Daily Reading: 2 Kings 1-3
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