Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith-more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire-may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory,
obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories.
It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look. (1 Peter 1:3-12, ESV)
I enjoy traveling. And people watching. And #escalator Instagramming. And getting immersed in new cultures. And seeing old friends. And impacting people’s lives for the better.
As great as those things are, I long for something more.
I’m so grateful for the sure Word. My hope is not in vain. I can trust every word of God. I love how the last verse of “Ancient Words” mentions, “Martyrs’ blood stains each page.” The holy Word came to us through sacrifice.
What am I doing today with the Bible? Do I hold it dear? Or is it just another dust collector?
Be a warrior. Unsheath the Sword. Hebrews 4:12.