Good afternoon Church family,
This portion of scripture really captured my imagination today:
““For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the Lord’s renown, for an everlasting sign, that will endure forever.”” Isaiah 55:8-13 NIV
We don’t need to know what God is doing for the results to be guaranteed. God is going to accomplish everything that He has planned for this world and achieve the purpose He set out to accomplish despite what maybe happening around us. God Himself says, we will go out in joy and be led forth in peace. Sounds like an amazing future to me, something to cling to in the now and not yet! If you think about it, God’s plan for the world is like our COVID levels. It might feel like we are trapped at level four or three, but God is working it out so that in His time we will move down the levels and into freedom with Him forever.