Friday, December 30, 2016
We have come to the end of the year. How have we used 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 to be called home. Others, however, will continue to have duties and responsibilities ahead of them.
Whether we finish our journey sooner or later, we always need God’s grace to do well and end our pilgrimage worshipping 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 one more request: Please, Lord, bring into your Kingdom millions of people who still do not know you. Through the power of the cross, release those who are oppressed by sin (Luke 4:18), rescue those who are perishing, and 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, SAB).