"The Long View"
by Pastor Kevin

October 18, 2021
“Of old you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you will remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will change them like a robe, and they will pass away, but you are the same, and your years have no end. The children of your servants shall dwell secure; their offspring shall be established before you."

Psalm 102:25-28
It is easy to be overwhelmed, upset, disgusted, angry, despondent and a whole slew of other emotions when we look at the many humanitarian, cultural, moral, and social problems in our world. How are we supposed to intervene to stop genocide, racism, abuse, hunger, lack of access to education, environmental disasters, and housing insecurity? It is easy to wonder what God is doing or think that we are destined for despair, but Jesus didn’t believe this and neither should we.
We have the gift of perspective. We have the long view of history that traces God’s working hand in the lives of Abraham, Moses, David, and the prophets as they prepared for the work of Jesus that changed everything. We have the long view of scripture to remind us, as Psalm 102 does here, that God is “the same and his years have no end.”
Our future is secure and God has established us in his kingdom, so we have the easy confidence of those who are comfortable taking the long view. We are secure this day because we are secure forever. Let’s live with the long view putting our hope and confidence in the God who sees us and is committed to our good and his glory.

Hear our prayer, O Lord,
We need your strength for today and we thank you that you are the Creator, Sustainer, Redeemer, and King. We ask you to guide us today, by your Spirit and give us the long view of your eternal Kingdom. Bolster our faith anew this day, we pray in Jesus name, Amen
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