In today’s talk, Life Group leader Ed Morgan helps us find peace and hope during times of crisis.
Ed reminds us that this isn’t the first time the world has faced a pandemic. We feel stressed because the situation is out of our control. But this can serve as a useful reminder that things are never under our control.
God is in control. And when our eternal security is in Him, we are SAFE.
- We have a hope in heaven (John 14:1-4)
Jesus is the way to heaven. When we know Him, we know the way to heaven and our hope is in our eternally secure home.
Human beings are not an afterthought to God – our heavenly home belongs to us. He made it for us.
- We have a home in heaven (Phil. 3:20-21) We are citizens of heaven: we belong there. When things feel disordered or out of control, when we feel we don’t fit in or belong, we can rejoice in having a place – the perfect place – where we belong completely.
Even though we may not know what’s going to happen now, we do know what comes next. We have eternal citizenship and eternal security. We have a permanent, lasting, forever home in heaven.
And when our perspective is beyond the here and now, focused on forever, we can have peace and hope no matter what’s going on around us.