“We are not as those who have no hope!” The words of a man of faith echo through the corridors of time and ring in our ears today. Paul, in his letter to the Thessalonians, reminds Christians everywhere that we have Jesus and that he, alone, possesses an empty tomb.
There is not one among our ranks who does not believe that one day, every faithful Christian will come back to life again. That makes us equal in faith with Noah, who believed in something that never happened simply because the Lord said it would happen. Faith on that scale brings hope and hope produces its greatest fruit, which is joy. Joy is the foundation of praise and praise opens the door for victory!
Through the prophet Ezekiel, the LORD makes this claim; “I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.” (Eze 34:26) Never, since mankind walked on earth, has he given us reason to doubt his word. There is no reason to think God will not give us the things we have faith for today.
Armed with the faith of Noah, we too can look forward to the day when the Heavens open again. This time they will pour down showers of blessings!
Pastor Alton Thornhill