Sunday, January 17, 2021

January 17

From my vantage point, I can see the shoreline. Yesterday, I watched the waves crashing and could see the tornadic behavior of the wind as it stirred up the Gulf of Mexico. The surf was angry and cold, and people took cover. We saw very little activity; the beachgoers stayed home sheltering from the storm. We didn’t venture out until midday, but we stayed away from the stormy shore. 

We can see the activity with our eyes, though no one speaks of it. We hear voices of glee from the blind and the evil forces. What lies ahead as this uncontrolled storm approaches? If you’re not careful, you will let the activities of this day and age discourage you; I’m not immune, though I have a thorough understanding that God is in control. Wherever your mind goes as it sees the approaching storm, be encouraged; you are more secure than you think. The followers of evil have no hope, but you have Jesus, the only hope needed to traverse such a time as this.

Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him. John 12:25-26

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