In the 1980’s, there was a hit tune with the lyrics “the future is so bright I gotta wear shades.” As I had mentioned in my previous post Putting On A New Face, I give my family a gag gift each Christmas. This year the gift was the big goofy sunglasses. When I gave them these precious glasses that they looked so precious in, I told them that I wished for them in 2011 a “future that was so bright that they would have to wear shades.
When God placed us here on earth, He did not promise us days without obstacles or temptations. There are days when we just want to probably give up and give up on God. But, when we feel like giving up, we have to realize and know that God is there every step of the way. You have probably heard the saying “He brought you to it and He will bring you through it.” God loves us so much that He wants the very best for each of us. When those obstacles and temptations are before us, we must know that God will not only be with us but He is also making us a better person and preparing us for a bright future.
You see, God has a very bright future planned for us. The future is as believers we will one day live in Christ‘s kingdom. In this kingdom there will be no obstacles, and no more temptations. It will all be wonderful and bright! In the days ahead, when it seems like it is one obstacle after another, remember He has a bright future planned for you. So, put on those shades and tell people your “future is so bright you have to wear shades.” Then, when they ask what you mean by this statement, let them know that they are a child of God and they too, can have a bright future with Christ!
“Here is a trustworthy saying
If we died with him,
we will also live with him;
if we endure, we will also reign with him.”