As we prepare for another new year, have you ever wondered how people lived a hundred years ago? Or a thousand years ago? I for one am thankful for warm in winter/cool in summer houses, cars, supermarkets full of food, my own personal cell phone, the internet, travel, and on and on. In a couple of weeks I will travel 3000 miles to Philadelphia in just a few hours. It is amazing we how much technology is transforming the way we live right before our eyes. I used to worry about what troubles would be in the new year. I am now working on being the total opposite. Yes there will be trouble. But the blessings of God are going to so overwhelm us. I am looking forward to God doing great things. He has in the past and He is so faithful that I am going to work on being more faithful this year.
The other day I was thinking about Jesus walking the earth. Exactly two thousand years ago Jesus would be around 18 years old. In about 12 years He would perform His first miracle and begin His earthly ministry. In 15 years the church should prepare for an amazing second millennium passion week memorial. Have you ever thought about that? Two thousand years since Jesus was here. Ever think about the next thousand years? How big will the church be then? I think we live in fear and don’t stand on the promises of God as much as we should. Jesus said disciple the nations. The church is supposed to beat back the gates of Hell. The Lord’s prayer is thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. In a few years it will be two thousand years since Jesus’s ascension. How about another mega memorial? God’s definition of “soon” is not what we have in mind. So I’m looking forward to many more years of earthly ministry the Bride of Christ can be doing here and now. No more looking down for me. I’m looking up and to the future. Yes, troubled times are ahead. But Our God is so much bigger than His enemies.
Happy New Millennium!