2 THESSALONIANS: A Timely Message for Today

2ThessaloniansWhen the apostle Paul wrote his second letter to the church at Thessalonica, it was to encourage them to persevere through the storms of life.  He knew suffering brings maturity to one’s faith, and he carefully instructs them how to walk through difficulties and challenges that always come.  And, as if that is not promising enough, he focuses them and us on that long-awaited day, which gets closer by the minute, of the glorious return of the Savior.  Written so many centuries ago, it’s a timely message for us for today:  Stay ready; Christ is coming.

From Women of Faith Devotional Bible.  Copyright © 2003 (Thomas Nelson, Inc.)  Used by permission.

Comments

  1. Back in the early 2000′s God laid it on my heart to move to the Creston area and start a fresh life. So I sought God every day on a daily basis and allowed Him to show, guide and direct my footsteps. Everything fell into place to make the move successful including finding a place to live through the net.
    Sometimes people forget that with God all things are possible and nothing is impossible.

  2. 3 months ago
    Jami Webb says

    On May 10, 2013 my middle child, Cody- age 16, was killed in a car wreck on his way to bible study with his football team. I have expereinced many events that would normally challenge people and brought me closer to God such as a close friend committing suicide, tornadoes, and hurricaines, However, when my son died, I had no other option but to fully rely one God. I could not even walk without calling his name for help. Almost 8 months later, I still rely on him daily, hour by hour and minute by minute. I definitely believe God grows us in our times of struggle. I have also learned that because I studied God’s word and hid it in my heart, when the tragedy came God’s word flowed through me,

    • 3 months ago
      Jane says

      Our son Luke was killed also in a car accident on his way home from a summer job interview ten years ago. We clung to our faith and God still leads us on our grief journey. Our son would have been a senior at Lutheran High School. His faith was strong and he lived his faith He once told a friend that was struggling with a death of a friend that God has a plan for you and when you finish it He calls you home. We truly believe having the freedom to talk and walk the faith is vital in today world and are truly blessed to have had Christian education in his life. God has led us also to become facilitators for a group of parents that have lost children. God has plans for us and as we trust and listen He does lead us and strengthens our faith.
      You and your family are in our prayers and take hope in that soon we will see our beloved children again and what a wonderful celebration it will be ! It is us in this world, hard to wait .
      May God give you strength and peace, and courage for the day,
      In His service,
      Jane