“Where are we going?” is a question that might echo in the heart of many, especially when the world feels as topsy-turvy as Alice’s Wonderland. Indeed, at times it feels as though we’ve followed that elusive white rabbit down a never-ending hole, leading us to a realm where everything seems reversed.
This year alone, we’ve witnessed the highs and lows of humanity, with moments of love overshadowed by moments of strife. The world, in its unending cycle of good and bad, peace and chaos, has left many of us spinning, unsure of which direction to take.
Imagine standing in the eye of a tornado. From this vantage point, there’s an illusion of peace, but one is never truly stationary. The whirlwind around is relentless, dictating movement and obscuring vision.
Yet, as Kingdom people, we’re reminded that amidst this turmoil, there’s a beacon. A rudder in the tempestuous seas of life. That beacon is our faith and our calling.
The Biblical tale of Israel wandering in the desert serves as a potent reminder. Their journey, which should have taken mere days, spanned 40 years. Why? They lost sight of the vision – the Promised Land. Proverbs 28:19 wisely tells us, “If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; But when they attend to what he reveals, they are most blessed.”
The luminaries of the Old Testament had a vision that spanned their entire lifetimes. They yearned for the Savior. They may not have witnessed Him in their time, but the mere promise of Him shaped their lives. This vision, a beacon in their stormy world, directed their actions and changed the course of history.
We, however, are blessed. We’ve not only received the promise but have witnessed its fulfillment in Jesus Christ. While they awaited His coming, we have Him in our hearts, providing us a clear sight and purpose. We’ve been tasked to shape this world, to bring the Kingdom of Heaven to Earth.
In Heaven, there’s no chaos. As citizens of Heaven, we’re charged with the duty to eliminate these whirlwinds and bring forth the peace and order of our eternal home. Gazing upon Jesus, understanding our divine purpose, we realize there’s hope. We can navigate through the tempest and steer towards peace.
With each step taken in faith and purpose, God reshapes and remolds. We’re not merely wanderers in a chaotic desert but pioneers crafting a world that mirrors the serenity of Heaven.
So, whenever you find yourself lost, wondering which direction to take, remember your purpose, your beacon. With Jesus by our side and the vision of the Kingdom clear in our hearts, Earth can, and will, resemble Heaven more tomorrow than it does today.