Our scripture this week is Luke 21:5-19.

But not a hair of your head will perish. Stand firm, and you will win life. Luke 21:18-19

Hearing about the last days is unsettling to say the least. Jesus has warned us about false prophets, false accusations, friends and family turning against us. We must stand on the truth and keep faith with the one who will never turn against us.

Jesus promised life to those who accept Him, even when our world seems to be in chaos. Humans have a bad habit of taking the wrong path, sometimes even when they know better. If we stand firm as Jesus taught, we will be able to see through the chaos of this life to the life everlasting.

Jesus didn’t say we’d avoid trouble or pain, but if our faith is firm, we will see that these things are temporary, while His promise is eternal. The old hymn “A Mighty Fortress is Our God” tells us “this body they may kill; God’s truth abideth still!” When we stand firm with Jesus, we can become part of that eternal truth in Him.

Gracious God, we are grateful for the love You sent in the Messiah. Help us to trust in Your unfailing grace and mercy now and forever. Amen.

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