From the Rising of the Sun

I want to greet you on this Lord’s Day in the name of our Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

There is no doubt that much of life is unpredictable and full of uncertainty. But God has always provided for us a certain unchanging rhythm to life that sustains us and carries us through in hope of His great faithfulness.

As long as there has been a creation, there has always been a summer followed by autumn followed by winter followed by spring. Nothing has ever thwarted or confused the changing of the seasons. There has always been a rising of the sun and a setting back down in its place. And those single days have always brought forth seven days; six in which to labor and one to rest and worship.

For every winter there is a spring. For every night there is a coming dawn. For every six days that remind us of the curse we endure, there is the Lord’s Day to remind us that Christ has been raised victorious “far as the curse is found” so that we can rest in Him.

We have been gathered together today to remember and rejoice in the faithfulness of the Triune God who was, and is, and is to come. And we will continue to gather on the first day of the week month after month, year after year, in good times and bad until this Resurrection Day gives way to Redemption Day. Christ shall come and these weak bodies shall be redeemed, creation shall be restored, relationships shall be reconciled, sin shall be banished, and all will be in perfect rhythm again as it once was. His kingdom is forever. AMEN!

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