And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming (1 John 2:28).
I don’t care if you are 103. You’re still a little kid to God. Even now I call my 42-year-old daughter, my baby. I can remember her as a newborn on my shoulder as well as I can see her today. She’ll always be my baby. So listen up, kid! Jesus is coming back for you and when He appears He wants to find you full of faith, confident He will do what He said He would do. That’s a kid a big brother can be proud of!
But if we’ve been in the playground, hanging out with worldly types who like to be sarcastic and run off at the mouth with cynicism, doubt, and hopelessness, then we will certainly be ashamed at His coming in all His Glory. He’ll be leading the armies of heaven to sweep you off your feet, to give you a crown and present you with your heavenly address in that mansion He promised. And where does He find you? With the nay-sayers!
Abide with Him. What does that mean? Stand firm in your beliefs. Exercise your faith in Him. Present the case of who He is and why you have surrendered to His Lordship. Be quick to obey. Sing praises to Him so that your heart is filled with joy and gladness. You see, little children, it’s time to choose sides for the game of life. So what if you’re the last to be chosen, as long as you choose the right team, you’ll be fine!
Writing has been in my blood, so to speak, but when I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ and He told me to write, all my trepidations rolled away and I began in earnest! After all, if God Almighty says it was His idea that I be a writer, who am I to stand in His way? My hope is that you not only like what I write, but that your life is moved by it, and that your party to Jesus and with Jesus turns your life into days of Heaven on Earth.