“For just like the lightning, when it flashes out of one part of the sky, shines to the other part of the sky, so will the Son of Man be in His day.” Luke 17:24 (NASB)
By Bobby R. Henry, Sr.
The end of the year usually brings an array of fireworks displays that can lead to death.
If you have never been caught in the undertow currents of a wave crashing to the shore or experienced a moment of feeling disconnected to life because you suddenly feel your life slipping away in the midst of a situation gone totally wrong, you immediately know that the need to find God can be as fleeting as the life of a shooting star.
It’s an amazing sight and as soon as you realize it, it’s all gone. So too is a life without God.
Even though we may be caught in the deadly currents of sins and life appears to be leftover remnants of a fireworks display God is right there to pull us to safety.
Imagine, if you will, the brilliant display of sparkles and starbursts and loud bombs bursting in the midnight blue sky, while the smell of gunpowder tickles your nose like the aromas of a Sunday dinner being prepared at grandma’s house.
All that excitement and just like that it’s all gone, all that is left are the memories. Sin is like that too; a gigantic display of fireworks.
There is a grave danger of playing too close with fireworks orchestrated by man. Allured by the majesty of its kaleidoscope of colors and the tumultuous sound, as if to give you a standing ovation for a performance well done, so too are the effects of sin.
Even in the middle of turpitude God has not left us no matter how many sparks may fly. “I will not leave nor forsake you.”
We may take a leave of absence from God, but He will never leave us. No display of any evil works of fire, can keep God from us! His assurances are exact. His Word is the truth and the light! We can move onward because He is already there. All we have to do is grab onto His hand that is even now wrapped around us.
“Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.” John 8:12 (NASB)
Begin the New Year right with a display of fireworks from God that shows from the inside side out.
Happy New Year!
FIREWORKS FROM GOD LEAVES A LIFE ALL LIT UP