If you’ve read any of my postings before, you know that God has brought me out of many difficult circumstances. And, when I’ve looked back over those trying times, those violent storms that have shaken me to my core, God delivers. He’s delivered me time and time again from rejection, betrayal, and fear. He’s brought me out of the darkness and into the light in ways that I could never, ever imagine. Through Him, I’ve been able to conquer some very difficult situations.
We see throughout the Bible the miracles that God performs for His children, and they are pretty fantastic at that. From creating the universe, to delivery from slavery, parting the Red Sea, breaking down the walls of Jericho with marching and trumpets, feeding the Israelites with quail and manna in the wilderness, making water come out of a rock, the earth opening up and swallowing enemies, a burning bush that is not consumed with fire, saving people in the midst of a fiery furnace, saving Daniel in the Lion’s Den, opening the chains of Peter while a prisoner, causing the sun and moon to stand still, speaking through a donkey, healing of the sick and resurrection of the dead, Jonah surviving three days in the great fish’s belly, setting new stars in the sky to mark the birth of His Son – and to guide the wise men, turning water into fine wine, multiplying food, calming storms with the wave of His hand, and walking on water, we have stories of God’s faithfulness to His chosen people. And, these are just stories that are recorded in His Word.
He is there in every moment of every day with every single one of His children. He loves us with a love that is more pure that any love that we can imagine. And He, the ultimate perfect spirit, longs for us, as unworthy as we are, to be in a relationship and constant communion with Him. He bestows the ultimate gift upon us with eternal life with Him after our earthly life is done.
It is sometimes very hard for me to wrap my mind around that. Even though we do have some descriptions of what our eternal life will look like, it’s still very difficult for me to imagine just what things will look and feel like when we get there. I think it will be a celebration unlike anything that we’ve ever seen – the ultimate party, thrown for each and every one of His children. We can trust this because His Word tells us so, and He never fails.
“You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, that my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to you forever!” (Psalm 30:11, ESV)
See also Psalm 136