September 1, 2019: The Good Life
Text for Sunday, SEPTEMBER 1, 2019:
Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16
PReparation for worship
“All Joy reminds. It is never a possession, always a desire for something longer ago or further away or still about to be.” -C.S. Lewis
“In God’s Home there is an everlasting party…The choirs of angels keep eternal festival, for the eternally present face of God is joy never diminished."
-Augustine of Hippo
The Lord says that He will never leave us or forsake us and that He is our Helper. Sometimes, I would trade His presence for comfort or ease or happiness. You see, while Jesus will never leave us, it does not mean we will never struggle.
We will have very difficult days even while the Lord is present with us. He does not promise ease or a stress-free life. He promises to be with us, to help us and ultimately deliver us from all our troubles.
We can rest in that promise because He never changes.