Thursday, June 11, 2015


In Isaiah 51:11, we read: “Therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.”

The restaurant came highly recommended, reservations required. Upon arrival, the maitre d’ escorted the couple to a choice table. The server suggested some of the favorites on the menu. Finally, their orders given, they sat back to enjoy their iced tea. The server returned, chatted with them amiably as he served their food. The husband held his wife’s hand while he blessed the food.

“Why do you do that?” the server asked? He looked at the gentleman who told him he believed the Bible to be true. But before the gentleman could finish, he interrupted. “I can read and it makes no difference to me what that book says,” he snarled.

“And you?” He turned to the wife. “Why do you believe that-that stuff?”

 “He changed my life. The Lord Jesus set me free,” she answered softly.

“I can’t argue with that,” he said and left them to finish their meal.

We never know when the opportunity will present itself to share what the Lord Jesus has done in our lives. As in the scenario above, our daily lives portray more than we think as we continue to share with gladness and joy.

 As we travel through the journey of life, we, the redeemed, are returning. With singing and everlasting joy. Many that we encounter will be offended. That’s all right. It’s not our job to save anyone...only to share the love of the Lord Jesus.

Kingdom Thinking. Everlasting joy shall be upon our heads. Because of redemption. Because the Lord Jesus has paid the price. Sorrow and mourning shall flee away as we follow our Lord. Won’t you join the redeemed? The Lord Jesus waits for you.