Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people he chose for his inheritance. Psalm 33:12
My Grandma ‘Charlotte’, nicknamed ‘Lottie’, on my dad’s side, had ancestors who came over to America on the Little James ship, during the 1600’s. John Jenny was one of my ancestors.
John Jenny met many obstacles when he came to America. He left the home that he knew, for a territory that was unfamiliar. He took his family with him, and they journeyed to this new land.
As Christians, we have left our old ‘country’, to venture to a new life. We have been made free from sin, no longer under the bondage of a cruel ruler. Our King is Christ, our new home is Heaven, and we are on the journey that will lead us to a new land.
We are bound to be met with obstacles, with hardships, and strife, and some will experience physical death, but still, our new home is worth the trouble! We will be free, indeed!
Our journey has been paid for, our ship is Jesus Christ, and if we remain in Him, we can weather the storms on this ocean of life.
Our new world will have God as our Lord, and we will be His inheritance.(verse above) And we will be blessed!
3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[b] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
Dear God, keep us focused on the prize, the end of our long, hard, journey. Protect us, and keep us from being deceived. Guide us and lead us in the way everlasting. Thank You for giving us freedom through Jesus Christ, Your Son. I pray that many would join us on this journey, and take part in the New World that You are creating for us. May Your will be done. I also pray that people would seek You, and repent of their sins, and that they would find salvation through Jesus Christ. I thank You for Your many blessings, and for Your Great Love. In Jesus’s precious name, Amen.
Have a Happy, Safe, Independence Day, 4th of July Celebration!