As a pastor I face life changes every day. Illness, death, financial problems, family issues....the list goes on, doesn't it? One thing you know about life is that it is uncertain. In a moment everything can change and our lives are never the same again.
Yesterday I got a note from a friend. My wife and I love her dearly. She told me her worst fears have proven true and she will see the doctor next week to find out more. In a moment her life is changed. We are praying for her.
But one thing is true for all of us...life is uncertain. We never know what will come tomorrow, will it be success or disaster? A sunny day or a tornado? Health or imminent death? Every moment we face one thing that is certain- life is uncertain, unsure and shaky at best.
But our lives, our moments are in the hands of a loving father who offers us a life that is certain, that will not be shaken. Although we all know this life will not last, our wealth will not last, our health will not last, there is one thing that will. The author of Hebrews says it this way,
"Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe."
In the midst of uncertainty I look forward to an unshakable kingdom, a world where God rules, where fear, failure and death will never again be remembered.
In the midst of uncertain days, uncertain moments I look forward to that unshakable kingdom.