Where are we ... and where do we go?
We are here, whether we like it or not, in the year 2018.
Ahead of us stretches uncharted territory - some things we can control and some we cannot.
One thing is certain, the journey leads to a destination, and we will not be where we are today at the year's end.
Either our journey will have ended, or it will find us in a different place than today.
Another thing certain is that the issues before us are of far, far more weight than is to be seen on the surface of things... and how many does God find who are willing to seek beyond the surface?
The world around us is on a downward path.
Men have dared to tamper with the fundamentals.
Our values have been changed, the meaning of words has redefined and we have entered a wasteland of chaos... and now we are finding that the harvest of our sowing is upon us.
Some of the saddest words in Scripture are found in Revelation 3.17
"thou sayest, I am rich...have need of nothing; and knowest not..."
In this New Year it is a time to forget the past and to reach out, and out, and out, until we come to a place of understanding and of transformation - a place where we find our unassailable spiritual possessions in the Kingdom of God....
unless Heaven invades earth Hell surely will.
When we reach our final Destination there will be Light without any mixture of darkness.
Life will not be mixed with suffering there, and nothing will be broken there, and all that destroys will be done away.
Going forward let us cry for freedom from this earth's constraints...to find our portion "on earth as it is in Heaven."
"Look not now on earth's horizons,
Cramped, polluted, never free,
Lift thine eyes from things surrounding,
Gaze upon Eternity."