Have you ever stopped to think about the promise land? The promise land was the place that God had promised to the Nation of Israel. Because of all the enemies along the way, it would be an extreme challenge for them to get there. God has promised us a promise land too. We call it heaven.
Let me remind you, Ladies and Gentlemen, that there will always be plenty of enemies that will try to stop you from getting to your promise land.
One of my favorite comic strips is Peanuts. One day Lucy and Linus were sitting in front of the television set, when Lucy said to Linus, “go get me a glass of water”. Linus, looking surprised said, “why should I do anything for you, you never do anything for me.”
“On your seventy-fifth birthday”, Lucy promised, “I’ll bake you a cake”. Linus got up, headed for the kitchen and said, “life is more pleasant when you have something to look forward to.”
Linus was right, life is more pleasant when you have something to look forward to.
That’s why the Christian life is a blessed life. It’s a life of overflowing hope. Before salvation, the Bible described us as ‘without God and without hope.’ (Ephesians 2:12) But now, we ‘rejoice in hope of the glory of God.’ (Romans 5:2)
Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s really no problem to face those obstacles and struggles knowing that I have something to look forward to. I have my hope fixed on eternity with Jesus, my promise land.