Dorothy's Desk

Anticipation

Written on 1/26/2015

Today the Northeastern part of our country is hunkered down, hopefully in their homes, anticipating the huge blizzard that the weather forecasters have warned about.

It is likely that all the bread, milk, and eggs are gone from grocery store shelves, along with other staples people buy to get through the potentially isolating weather. People who have been through this before buy batteries, candles, extra blankets and food that doesn’t need refrigeration, just in case the power goes out. They charge up all their electronic devices and conserve battery life by not playing games or getting on social media. Suddenly the basics of survival are the most important. Food and shelter. Now is the time that every homeowner wishes they had a working fireplace and a convenient stack of firewood.

In the days ahead we will likely hear stories about people who were fully prepared and those who weren’t. We all have the ability to anticipate what the future may hold. We can plan and work toward a hoped for outcome.

Our capacity to anticipate increases our chance of survival. That’s important. So let’s not ignore the most important thing: our life and eternity. We tend to live like we will always have a tomorrow. We don’t. Plain and simple, our days are numbered. Every single one of us. We need to take that into account.

Psalm 90:12 (NASB)  So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.

Psalm 111:10 (NASB)  The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever

Since ‘the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom’ I need to reverence Him and acknowledge that He is holy and righteous. His word clearly tells me that He loves me and you with an everlasting love. When our eternal God declares an everlasting love it is a significant thing. It is because He is holy and righteous that something had to be done about our sin or we would be eternally lost. God’s judgment is coming, of that we can be absolutely sure. We needed a Savior and God sent His only begotten Son, Jesus. With His blood Jesus paid the price of redemption. God made a way for salvation for us. Now we each will make a decision. There’s really only one crucial decision in this life. What will you do with Jesus? Accept Him or Reject Him. There’s no sitting on the fence here. We can anticipate with absolute certainty, Jesus is coming back. Are you ready?

One thought on “Anticipation

  1. dotlatjohn

    Very timely post for me as I’ve said goodbye to two friends in the past month. Thankfully, both were sure of their relationship with Jesus. (Also, my husband says that recognizing early enough that you are in a survival situation is the key to coming out alive. Too often, people don’t realize it until it’s too late.)

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