Reaching out to Central New York in the name of Jesus Christ

A Word for Today

How important it is for pilgrims to pray!

The Uncertainty of Life — The Certainty of God

Hebrews 11:3 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar of, and were persuaded of them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth

The Pilgrims who helped establish this great country were uncertain about their future when they set out across the vast Atlantic Ocean. The Bible teaches us that we too are pilgrims and strangers passing through this life, uncertain of what the future holds for us.

How certain can we be that tomorrow we will be healthy? How certain can we be that tomorrow we will still be alive? Will our finances enable us to pay our debts? Will our jobs will still be there for us? How certain can we be that our marriage will survive and our children will be saved? The future is as uncertain for us, as it was for the Pilgrims of Plymouth Rock and for all the men and women of the Bible.  

I believe God, in His wisdom, created us unable to see the future clearly, so we would trust Him and His promises.  He can see the future when we can’t.  For instance, as good pilgrims we will need to trust the promise of Jesus to live with Him forever in heaven. Listen to this comforting assurance from Jesus:

John 14:2 (from The Living Bible) “There are many homes up there where my Father lives and I am going to prepare them for your coming. When everything is ready, then I will come and get you, so that you can always be with me where I am. If this weren’t so, I would tell you plainly.”

Jesus Christ, who is God, cannot lie. He will do what He has promised.  You can count on it.