09-16-07

And it will be said in that day: “Behold, this is our God; We have waited for Him, and He will save us. This is the LORD; We have waited for Him; We will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.” (Isa 25:9 NKJV)
Sometimes life gets so crazy that it’s easy to forget what our goal is in life.  It might be the pressure of a tough week at work.  It might be a family crisis.  It might be a situation where you feel like you are being attacked. It might be a life so filled with things to do that you have trouble catching your breath.  If you travel too far under those kinds of conditions, it’s easy to get disillusioned and want to quit.

Beloved, we have a goal that we’re heading towards.  And it is helpful once in a while to stick our heads out of the whirlwind of life and catch another glimpse of the end of the race.  We are headed to see Jesus.

What a glorious day that will be.  After all these years of following a God that we cannot see, we will one day see Him face to face.  When you drive a car through the mountains you don’t always see your destination.  Yet there comes a point where you make it around that last corner and see the place you’ve only dreamt about.  One day we will come around that final corner of life and we will see Jesus.

Aren’t you wondering what His face will be like?  I don’t think He’ll be upset to see us.  I think He’ll be glad that we finally arrived.  What joy it will be to see Him looking at me, to see His look of love, to know that He considers me His beloved, and to enter into His rest.  Beloved, don’t lose sight of the finish line.  Keep running toward Jesus.