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“For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty” (2 Peter 1:16).

The world thinks all of this is made up.  That is, it is all random.  Since the invention of thinking in terms of evolution, some think the story evolved.  We’re not that clever.  Besides, there are enough mysteries to let you know that the truth, which always has a few twists, is never so neat as we want to make it.  The truth is that Lord Jesus is returning in power and in Him there is hope and life, and so we are called to live with Him in hope.

Lord, the world does hammer at me and wants me to have doubts.  There are many things I do not know, but that does not mean that the faith You have given me is not real.  Help me dear Lord through all of my foolish doubts to look to You and know that in You is all hope and an eternal future.  Guide me in Your goodness to follow where You lead knowing that You have given me this hope.

Lord Jesus, before You ascended, You said that all power and authority belongs to You.  You have also told us that You will return and judge all people according to their deeds.  Lead me,  Lord, in the way You know I need to go and help me to always follow You.  Guide me in Your purpose to look toward the hope You have given me in You that I may now and always abide humbly in Your presence.  Amen.