The Kingdom Has Come

Today, January 1, 2018, journals, blogs, newspaper articles, tweets, and conversations will inevitably turn towards expectations and hopes for the New Year: A new job. A new car. A new romance. A new house. A new fitness regime. A new Bible reading plan. A renewed dedication to God. There’s something in the hearts of men and women around the world that looks for renewed hope; we eagerly look and wait for God to make all things new (Rev. 2:15). Thinking of the new and better comforts us in the middle of our not-so-comfortable current surroundings. I watched an interview on a news program last night where the person being interviewed (Trevor Noah a TV personality and comedian) discussed his viewpoint on achieving success. He rose from poverty to a life of notoriety and fame. Something he said stuck with me; he was asked how he handles “living the dream.” His response went something like this, “Living the dream isn’t about

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Day 2 – Looking for a City

God knowingly sent His Son to a place of rejection by those who he sent the gift to; He was put to death to pay for the wrongdoings of those who rejected Him. And yet, not a note of regret is mentioned in scripture for the offering of this gift that was to be rejected by those who would be saved by it. God is never seen saying, “Oh, I wish I had never sent Jesus!”

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