It is easy to look at the world and despise its condition. We are living in a time rife with sin, when the last thing on many peoples’ minds is seeking God. We are on the brink of war with Syria, which could send much of the Middle East into unthinkable turmoil.
Yet we have much for which we, as Christians, can be thankful every single day. Through the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit, we are afforded a more intimate relationship with Christ than the disciples could have ever enjoyed, even though they sat right next to Jesus (John 16:7). We are living in a time when the things for which the Old Testament prophets tirelessly sought God (salvation and grace) have finally been revealed (1 Peter 1:10,11). Angels would long to look upon the truths we get to enjoy every day (1 Peter 1:12).
Let’s be thankful for everything that has been brought to our attention! Despite the condition of the world around us, we are living in a time when the Word and Will of God is more available to us than ever before.
-by Pastor Mike White