Friday, December 18, 2015
It is the end of the year. What have we done with the fleeting time? What does the coming year hold for us? How will it unfold? Some of us will reach the end of our pilgrimage on earth and will be called home. Others, however, will still have duties and responsibilities ahead of them.
Whether we finish sooner or later, we always need God’s grace to do well and end our journey worshiping at the throne of Christ.
Glory and honor be to you, Almighty God, my Father! Blessed be your holy name. You have called me to follow Jesus as my Lord and Savior. What joy! What grace! What mercy! Thank you.
When I finish my pilgrimage here, and the time comes for me to sign off and go to my eternal rest, I have only one more request: for the many people who still do not know you, please, Lord, bring them by the millions into your Kingdom. By the power of the cross, release those who are oppressed by sin (Luke 4:18), rescue those who are perishing, bring home those who are lost and wandering (Proverbs 24: 11; Psalm 82:4). Give them spiritual eyes to see Jesus in his love and compassion. Help them to trust Christ, the Lord.
Equip your Church and empower her to accomplish your redemptive plan and purpose for all people, including Muslims.
“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!” (Revelation 5:13, NIV).
As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; I will be satisfied with your likeness when I awake… God will wipe away every tear from their eyes (Psalm 17:15; Revelation 7:17, Sharif Bible).