Behold, the Bridegroom cometh! (Matt 25:6)
Betrothal is a thrilling event, but it’s only the curtain-raiser for the Wedding Day. My Curtain Raiser: I yielded to Jesus humbly and unreservedly in July 1970, astonished that this putrid, fleshly apology for a human being could be welcomed by Him. Us Brides-To-Be are now waiting for the glad call – eager to be found ready, but apt to distraction. Visiting our sacred covenant in Scripture, worshipping gladly, praying earnestly, ministering thankfully and witnessing faithfully keeps our lamps topped up – But sorrow and distraction are always near. It helps not to be a “Lone” Bride!
Praise God that His strength was always there when we look back – and for our mutual encouragement, especially each Sunday.
God has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. (Hebrews.1:2)
To our Lord Jesus is ascribed glory because He is the Creator of all things.
He made the world. Unlimited power is His. Unlimited possessions are His. We are also His. He says, "All that the Father has are mine”. Praise God, what a revelation we have of Him! He purchased us with His precious blood. He will never leave us nor forsake us. We belong to the "heir of all things". Our needs will be supplied, then, for we are heirs of, and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ. Let us keep our eyes turned heavenward. O blessed "heir of all things”, take us under Your wings today and may we be gloriously happy in fellowship with You. Amen.
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” – Matthew 5:14-16
We can be confused between Jesus clear teaching here, that we must shine for Him, and His command in 6:3, “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” – how do we shine if we don’t show what we’re doing?
It’s all about context! That’s why it’s so good to be in a home Bible Study, where we can together explore and grow and shine. And to join every Sunday at Church for full corporate worship and teaching. Glory happens!