You Will Have a Happy Ending
Frances Havergal, the well-known blind hymn-writer, died on 3 June, 1879. When her family could see the end was near, her sister Ellen recited Jesus I will Trust Thee, and Frances "clearly but faintly sang the whole verse, to her own tune Hermas. Then she was desperately sick again, and lay back murmuring, "There now it is all over! Blessed rest!"
"And now," wrote Maria, "she looked up steadfastly as if she saw the Lord...for ten minutes we watched that almost visible meeting with her King, and her countenance was so glad, as if she were already talking to him.
Then she tried to sing, but after one sweet high note, 'He...' her voice failed, and she passed away. Our precious sister was gone--satisfied, glorified--within the palace of her King!"
My subject is you will have a happy ending.
Will we trust Jesus as we look life in the face? Will there be depression in 2006. Will our government be able to survive its gigantic national debt?
Will the church survive as an institution as we know it? Will we see the appearing of the antichrist figure? Will Christians be persecuted?
Well I don't think any one can look out into the future and tell us all that is going to happen. But we do know this that in this world of uncertainty and anxiety and pressure and tension all things work together for good to them that love God who are called according to his purpose.
And you say that sounds great. But how do I make it work this idea that everything that happens in my life works for good. How do you make that work?
Paul is saying that this world and our lives are in the loving hands of God, and God loves us so much that God sent his only Son to die for us.
Therefore, we can look to the future with confidence. We don't have to be afraid. Even in the midst of all that bad things that can happen, even in the face of all the uncertainty and insecurity in this world, we can live in faith and confidence, ...
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