May 12, 2019 (4th Sunday of Easter): “He Will Guide Them”

Main Text:  Revelation 7:9-17
(Acts 9:36-43; John 10:22-30)

Only
humans have the ability to look beyond the present. All other creatures can
only operate in the present tense. Humans alone are able to imagine.
Imagination has received a bad name in the age of reason and science. We tend
to only believe what we can see and can be proven. Faith stands as a challenge
to reason but is grounded in the unique ability we have as children of God to
believe in more than what we see. Revelation is a vision grounded in a reality
quite different from what is seen. It is a call to a future that God has
promised and secured through the life, death and resurrection of Christ our
Lord. The vision of Revelation is a path that goes through the worst of what
could happen, while leading us toward the best of what God has promised. The
key to this vision is trust in God to lead and guide us through. We will go
through ordeals and see many things that can shake us to our very core, but
faith is Jesus Christ to lead us can keep us moving forward. We are called to
be witnesses not to what we see, but the one who is leading us through what we
see into what God has promised. How does faith affect the way you see? How does
Christ guide you? We are called to be witnesses!

WRITTEN BY: Abiding Presence

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