by John Michalak
“But when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is near.”
Have you ever laughed at the way some people are saved in movies?
The enemy is closing in, they’re outnumbered, all hope is lost—and then, the cavalry, the police, or the superhero sweeps in at the last second and saves the day. But this just doesn’t ring true. Life doesn’t happen that way!
Or does it?
Turn on the news or browse the internet and you’ll see so many people "fainting for fear, and for the expectation of the things which are coming” (Luke 21:26): war, corruption, predictions of our impending demise.
To be sure, there are conflicts we’ll face when the cavalry doesn’t ride in to save the day. But if you’re a Christian who’s been bought with a price, rest in the promise that at the end of all things, or at the end of your life, your redemption is near.
No matter how dire your circumstances from day to day, know that your redemption isn’t just near; your redemption is now. Jesus has already saved the day. The rest of your movie is simply about tying up loose ends.
Help me to look up and lift up my head,
and fix my eyes on Jesus always so that I can be safe in Him.
In precious Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.