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What does the future hold?

12/10/2011

It was only a few years ago that I attended my daughter’s graduation day. Along with all the other proud parents, my wife and I watched the ceremony with some emotion and pride, as the young lady who had once been just a little bundle of life in our arms marked another great milestone in life. The talk was all of the future, as newly qualified young people looked forward to the days ahead; days that would bring happiness, and perhaps marriage and a family, and hopefully employment.

When we are young, the future seems so full of promise and hope, and we seldom have any fear of what it may bring. And then as middle age encroaches upon us we learn to become more content with what we have for today, and we often want to leave the future to look after itself.

Yet the future can’t be ignored! The Bible gives us clear teaching about the need to prepare for the future. It tells us that we are to consider carefully our ultimate destiny and in Proverbs, we are told, “Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.” So it’s important to prepare for the future while we still have time! And the best preparation for the future is to simply trust the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour and Guide! But why should we do that? Well, because God’s Son Jesus, has the future in His control!

A Hymnwriter once said, “I do not know what lies ahead, the way I cannot see. But One stands near to be my Guide, He’ll show the way to me!

Yes, we can know that our future is secure, when we place our trust in Jesus Christ. He will be with us throughout all of life, and we will be able to look back and see His gracious care and His provision all through life’s winding paths. And when we reach the end of life’s journey, Jesus will still be with us, to bring us safely to heaven for all of eternity.

So we watched the successful students make their way up to the platform to receive the rewards that they so richly deserved. We saw the smiles on their faces and we appreciated the happiness that was in their hearts. And we bowed our heads in a silent prayer that each one of them would prepare for their spiritual future, as earnestly and as studiously as they had prepared for that day.

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