Sunday, December 30, 2012


YES, THE MAYAN’S WERE WRONG, the world did not end on December 21, 2012, but let’s not be too rough on them . Lots of people have made predictions throughout the years regarding the end of the world. Thus far, none of them have been correct.

Here we sit saying farewell to 2012 and wondering what 2013 will bring to us. We don’t know what this year will bring. The end of the world, or worse? Will the jobless rate decline? Will housing prices rise? Will there be peace in the Middle East? Will there be an end to the war in Afghanistan? And closer to home, will the creek stay in its banks? Will the trees remain upright? Will the kids do well in school? Will the family remain intact?

So many questions and so few answers. People could drive themselves crazy just worrying about what today will bring, let alone tomorrow. We can plan and prepare. We can communicate and stay connected, but the reality is, no one knows what tomorrow holds.

No one except the Ancient of Days (Daniel 7:9; Isaiah 43:11-13), the One who declares that I am the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). Is it any wonder then that Jesus tells His followers not to worry about tomorrow (Matthew 6:28-34)? The One who is the I AM, is the only One who knows the fullness of eternity.

As in all things in the journey of following Christ, it comes down to a life of trust. In the movie, The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, the Hobbit, asked the wizard Gandalf if he could promise that he would come back alive from their great adventure, to which Gandalf responds with a decided, “No. But I can promise you an adventure.”  I often try to nail down the Lord with the same question, “Lord, will I make it through this in one piece?” His answer has often been to me, “Randy, it doesn’t matter. Be it life or death or something in between, I will be with you, and that is always enough.” (Joshua 1:7-9; Matthew 28:16-20)

I invite you to join with all the Lord’s people in the great adventure of seeing the Kingdom of God expanded, and quite an adventure it will be!  

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