By Elizabeth Prata
I greet you all and with good news that He loves us and is waiting to call us, His bride, home to Him soon. He is preparing the place in which we will dwell for all eternity, untainted by sin at last. We will gaze at one another through the spotless lens of the Holy One who redeemed us to Himself, and we will love Him and each other perfectly. His light will shine upon us untainted by clouds, pure as the blazing Light that shines supreme, transcendent, unmatched, our eyes shining as the reflection of His matchless glory. Angels will sing praises to Him and we will join in, love glowing out among all creation in glory. Why He chooses to share Himself with us, I will never know. Why He desires communion with sinful people (made holy), I’ll never understand. But that knowledge and fact only makes me love Him all the more. He saved a wretch like me, and changed me from sinful creature to daughter of God!
I sincerely hope you all are well. If you are not, then I hope that good news of what awaits us revives you, that we have the perfect assurance of the incomparable riches of His grace. His grace is sufficient for me, and if I feel this overwhelmed with it now on earth, what will it be like when I get there? Think on that brethren.
“Beloved, these things are true, these things are noble, these things are just, these things are pure, these things are lovely, these things are of good report, there is virtue and they is praiseworthy—meditate on these things”. (Phil 4:8-9 paraphrased)
God will judge the unrighteous. But we love Jesus and love casts out all fear. Whoever is in Jesus has no fear, because He is GOOD! His promises are true. His mercy endures forever. See these promises-
The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; (Lamentations 3:25)
Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. (Psalm 27:14)
In that day they will say, Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the LORD, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation. (Isaiah 25:9)
Are you glad in His salvation? We wait, and we love, and we endure, but are we glad? He saved us! The most important Person in the universe who was and is and is to come, came down from his Holy Mountain to serve us, teach us, and save us. He left glory to give us His righteousness so we could dwell with Him in glory. Be glad in it. Even as we wait for the trumpet call, we have more days to rejoice in the hope in us, and to be the light to others in that hope.