The Best is Yet to Come

Read: Romans 5:1-11

Some of the most wonderful words of hope, peace, love, and reconciliation are found in the book of Romans.  Paul had a wonderful way of putting words together that spoke the truth of God’s love and grace for us through Jesus Christ.  Romans 5 is just one example.  This week I read a poem that was shared by, and I assume written by Pastor Perry Noble from Anderson, SC.  It spoke to me in a powerful way and I trust that it will do the same for you.  No matter where you find yourself today, with Christ in your life the best is always yet to come because God is not done with us yet.  Enough said by me, here is the poem……

As you stare out the window
and reflect on regret,
my hope is you’ll know
God’s not done with you yet.

He takes what is broken
and seems to be flawed,
and creates masterpieces
that hold us in awe.

You are not what you did!
You are not who they say!
Your sin does not define you,
Jesus has paid!

You must not give up.
You must remain strong.
Fix your eyes on the cross,
not what you did wrong.

Because Christ is alive,
hope is SO REAL!
It’s available to you
no matter how you feel.

So when it comes to your life,
don’t worry or fret.
Put your hope in Christ,
He’s not done with you yet.

This is not true for “others,”
or true for just some.
Because for ALL who are in Christ,

Make it personal:  Make this poem personal in your life this week.  If we do I trust that we will realize the truth of Romans 5 and the peace and hope that Christ will bring us in this Advent season.

Have a great week,  Glen Rhodes, Arthur Mennonite Church