Monday, December 23, 2013

Hail King Jesus- Still the only Hope of the World!!

It's hard to believe that another year has gone by. As I reflect on this past year and where I was a year ago and where me and my family are now, I can clearly see the Hand of God in the lives of the ones I love and in my life also.

We wait and wait for an answer to our prayers, yet sometimes they seem to never come. But although our hope wains in and out, it is still there, because we know in the depths of our soul that it is only Jesus that can make our dreams come true. He is our only hope. But,why do we doubt Him? Why do we question anything He promises us in His Word? He tells us clearly in scripture that the reason we do not receive is because we do not ask. Matthew 21:22 is quite clear, "If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer." John 14:14 also tell us "If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it."

Probably because we feel so unworthy of His favor and love. But it shouldn't be that way, because we belong to Him and we are His children, highly favored and worthy of His love. Once we repent of our sins and turn our lives over to Him, we are children on the most High King and worthy of everything He opens His arms up to bless us with. Ask and you will receive. The Bible is so clear about that.

I believe that every little bit of hope that exists in the world today is there because of God's amazing love. We get our strength from Him and Him alone. When our country was stuck on 9/11 and we lost 3,000 of our fellow citizens, where did we turn? It certainly wasn't to Mohammad or Buddha, it was to the one true God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and the Creator of the Universe.

The only true God who sacrificed His only Son to die for us, in our place,so we could live forever with Him. Jesus was the sacrificial lamb of God, slain to take away the wretched sin of the world. Sin so repulsive that God can not bare to look upon it. So Jesus was sent into the world, to stand in the gap between man and God. He bore our sins on that Cross when He was crucified, He was the lamb of God, slain for the sins of mankind.

2,000+ years later, the story is still told about the only sinless man to ever walk the earth. Fully man, yet fully God, He remained with us only a short 33 years before He was brutally crucified by the Roman Empire for doing exactly NOTHING. He committed no sin against anyone, yet He took our sins on His back. He was humiliated, spit upon, laughed at and yet He said not a word. He clearly was the lamb of God, slain for all of us.

And therein lies our only true hope in this life. People in your life will come and go. Little by little, you will lose the ones you love most in the world. I've begun to see this as I get older and have now lost my own parents and some older dear friends. It's amazing how our rose colored glasses get clearer and clearer the longer we reside on this earth. Things that were so important to us in our youth have fallen away. We view life differently, at least I do. I treasure everyone in my life more than ever. I learned 15 years ago when with one trip to the doctor, that your life can change in an instant. Everything you thought was so important really doesn't amount to much of anything at all. The one thing that truly does matter is your relationship with God. You either belong to Him, or you are still walking through this life in darkness. Turn your life over to Him today, you'll never be sorry.

This life we live here on this earth in temporary. We are only passing through. Our real hope is our eternal home with Jesus! Jesus is truly still our only hope! Hail King Jesus - His birth was prophesied many many years ago by the prophet Isaiah. In Isaiah 7:14 we read: 

"Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel."

Come oh Come Emmanuel! We eagerly await your birth!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone! May God be with you during this holiday season and in the coming year.

My verses for today is above in red.

My prayer for today:

Lord Jesus,

We eagerly await your divine birth! Our only hope exists in you and your life, death and Resurrection! We joyfully say, Come oh Come Emmanuel!

In Jesus name,
Amen and Amen

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