From Pastor’s Desk: 2-21-26
1 Chronicles 16:11 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.
As we see from history that was the hope God’s people has ever had. In recent Bible studies I have emphasized the point that what God was, historically, to His people physically, He is to His people today spiritually. If He was their only hope, then He is our only hope.
“We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from start to finish. He was willing to die a shameful death on the cross because of the joy he knew would be his afterward. Now he is seated in the place of highest honor beside God’s throne in heaven” (Hebrews 11:2 NLT).
“…God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on that day when Christ Jesus comes back again” (Philippians 1:6 NLT).
No matter how spiritual we might think we are, without Christ we have no hope. The apostle, Paul, said, “…if we have hope in Christ only for this life, we are the most miserable people in the world” (1 Cor. 15:19 NLT).
As one song declares, “I can’t even walk without Him holding my hand…” I might add, “I don’t to walk without Him holding my hand. If we merely are holding to His hand, we are prone to lose our grip. If He is holding our hand, His grip will not weaken.