"The Times in Which we Live"
February 22, 2008
He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true. Revelation 21:5
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
The salvation story of Jesus Christ reaches around the world. So that the readers of our Daily Devotion may see the power of the Savior on a global scale, we have asked the volunteers of our International Ministry Centers to write our Friday devotions. We pray that the Spirit may touch your day through their words.
In Christ, I remain, His servant and yours,
Kenneth R. Klaus
Speaker of The Lutheran Hour
Have you ever noticed any of the following things? We have taller buildings, but smaller houses of worship. We buy more, but enjoy less. We have more education and knowledge, but less common sense. We have learned to live the good life, but not to enjoy it. We have gone to the moon, but do not cross the street to help a neighbor. We can do things faster, but have less patience. We have computers to get more information, but communicate less. We have beautiful houses, but broken homes.
We have everything in the exhibition, but nothing in the inventory.
Let’s hear the verse from Revelation again: He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true."
If your life resembles the brokenness I described earlier, the One who is “seated on the throne” has the power and authority to change your situation. This is Jesus Christ, the King. He came to give Himself as a sacrifice for all of our sins and was raised from the dead. Now He comes to us through His Word—the Bible—and wants to make all things new in your life.
THE PRAYER: Thank You, heavenly Father, for the love You gave us in Jesus Christ. Help us to trust in Him who alone can make us new. Amen.
Biography of Author:
Andrés Escofet is a seminary student from Argentina.
To learn more about our International Ministries, click here or visit www.lhmint.org.
Pastor Ken Klaus
Speaker emeritus of The Lutheran Hour®
Lutheran Hour Ministries