Waiting for Our Son to be Born, 2-13-14

May 18, 2016 | by: Pastor Jonathan Riddle | 0 comments

Tags: Life at the Cross

jonathan167The night of September 11, 2001 I crawled in bed at about midnight, still numb from what I saw unfolding in New York and Washington. I had just talked with my father over the phone and still remember him saying, "Our country will never be the same again, everything is going to change." At the time Lisa was in her last month of pregnancy with our second child. As I lay in bed unable to sleep, I remember thinking, "Into what kind of world is my son being born?"

Years later, many of the things I thought might happen never did; we still have what makes America so great. With Lisa's current pregnancy, I have found myself thinking once again about what the future might hold for my newest son? What I know now that I knew then but hadn't become real to me is this: no matter how great or even how bleak the future might appear, we're always in God's hands. What may appear to be a curse could end up being a blessing, and what may appear to be a blessing could well be a curse. The lesson is: no matter what goes down, cling to Jesus for He said, "Blessed is the one who does not lose his faith in me." Luke 7:23

Every child is born into a world created by God, a world that one-day will be made new, a world for which Jesus died, a world that is moving closer to a fulfillment of all things. Among the people on this planet, Christians more than all others should be filled with hope.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you," declares the Lord. Jeremiah 29:11-14

Glorify God and enjoy Him forever,

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