Keeping an Eye on the End as We Go in the Present
How many of us anticipate to hear our Lord Jesus say, “Well done good and faithful servant”? Do you ever think about that day? The word for “end” used in the above passage is the Greek word “teleos”, and is the word we have derived our word for telescope. Just as a telescope looks to the end of the universe and gives us a glimpse of something huge and bigger than anything we could ever imagine, we too look to the magnificence of the God of the universe and are amazed that someone so awe-inspiring and magnificent would come and reveal Himself as Jesus and sacrifice Himself for us. We look to the end and know our great God and Savior will be returning to rule and reign. We too will be in the presence of our triune God in pure worship and service to Him.
What about now? As we continue to meet on Sunday nights from 5-7PM, we will be going through the letter to the Philippians. We will look to Philippians 1:7-11 and to Paul’s prayer for the Philippian followers of Christ. We want to see, in light of knowing the day of Jesus Christ, how we live now matters. I believe that the prayer Paul prayed for the Philippians is an excellent model for us to pray for ourselves and one another in 2011.
Hope to see you in the gym at 5PM for a group game. We will also be eating spaghetti afterwards before we head upstairs. Don’t forget to invite a friend and bring them with you.