“There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.”Revelation 22:5
I pray that as you have seen how our gracious God has cared for my weak, broken heart, you have learned anew of how valuable that grace is for you. What will strengthen you when you face jarring changes of plans, painful exposures of your insecurity, desperate longings in times of separation, the seemingly endless battle against self, and comfort in the face of death? Jesus Christ will. He will remind you that He reigns over this present darkness, and will one day bring unending light.
It has been about three years since my wife’s emergency surgery. Two and half since I got my orders for Afghanistan, first became a father, and left for Ft. Hood. It has been less than two years since Dave Lyon was killed and I returned home crushed. One year has passed since we said “Yes” to a new deployment, since I prayed at the Pentagon and since one of my soldiers took his own life. Our baby girl was born six months ago. And through all of these things, God has been faithful to me. His love will never, ever fail you either.
Jesus will have the final word. May this ever be yours: “Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.”