There is Hope

Into our 4th full day without electric, I think more and more about when Diane and I were in Africa.  A chilled bottle of water was a real treat, we mostly drank warm bottled water.  We took sponge baths and we were sweating before we dried off.  But when we were there we knew we only had to bide our time until we eventually returned to America and every comfort imaginable.  I think about that as I wait for the electric to come back on.

Any day now we’ll be back to air conditioning, a side by side fridge that has cold drinking water at the push of a button, the microwave, garbage disposal, television, warm showers, lights (even in the daytime), and unlimited internet.  It helps me to know that our electrical situation is only temporary.

We don’t think about it often, but we all know this life is temporary.  Sometimes we go through hard times in many different ways.  And those who have faith in Christ can take comfort knowing that this life is temporary.  Sadly, it is also temporary for those who don’t follow Jesus and call Him Lord.  You see, for those redeemed by the blood of Christ, the best is yet to come.  Even all the comforts we have and even on our best days here, it will pale in comparison to what’s to come.  For those who do not call Jesus Lord, this is as good as it gets.  It gets worse after they die; much, much worse.

But for now, there is hope.

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