HAVE WE RETREATED
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.”
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 KJV
Have we retreated from the front lines in the fight for right and wrong? Jesus is still our Commander and He has already won the war. He defeated satan on the cross when He died for our sins. However, there will always be wars and conflict until God calls us home or Jesus comes back for us.
We need to become encouragers to one another and remind each other that one happy day our precious Saviour is coming back for us and there will be no more wars, no more crying, no more running in terror to hide and no more abuse of children. What a glorious day it will be when Jesus comes back for us!
We must stay on the battlefield for Jesus and not retreat. Jesus stayed on the battlefield for us and didn’t retreat. Not only did Jesus stay on the battlefield for us, He also left His Father, His home and all that He had to come to earth and die on the cross for our sins. O how He loves us!
Are we willing to shut off the television set and get out of our comfort zone to spread the good news of our risen Saviour? There are many people who are hurting and lonely and they need to know Jesus loves them. May God help us to stay on the battlefield for our Saviour and tell everyone that they are loved.
Joanne LoweAugust 13, 2016