Real Life - January 1, 2021
Real Life with Pastor Steve
January 1, 2021
I don’t know what the future may hold, but I know who holds the future. ~ Ralph Abernathy
2020 is behind us, and 2021 is here. What’s going to happen this year? A year ago, no one saw what would become of 2020. No one… but God. He knew, He saw, and He’s walked with us through the entire year. God has been with us through the moments of joy… yes, there were moments. And He walked with us through the moments of disappointment, inconvenience, discouragement, pain, changed plans, “new normals,” mask-wearing, and social distancing. But trust me, knowing all that ahead of time would not have helped us.
Folks, knowing the future won’t change our fears today. However, knowing who holds the future in the very palm of His hand… gives us confidence and strength to live both today… and tomorrow. You see, it’s not about knowing how things play out… it’s about knowing the God of the universe, no matter how they play out. If we know the eternal… it will help us be stable in the temporal. If we anchor our lives in God’s kingdom… in God’s purposes found in Jesus… then what we do… does not change, in spite of what is going on in the fallen world around us. Yes, these are crazy times. But may you know the One who transcends time as you start this new year… 2021. And that’s …real life. ~ Pastor Steve – Eaglebrook Church