Revelation 2:11 NIVUK
Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who is victorious will not be hurt at all by the second death.
This week a number of our members are doing the Dome-to-Dome ride – don’t forget to pray for them! If they make it there (and back again!) then not only can they collapse in the satisfaction of a journey complete, but also the joy of knowing they will have raised money from sponsorship for Young Life. For those who are faithful to Christ, persisting until the end of the journey, a reward awaits, but this time but greater than simply satisfaction and funds – the prize for those who persevere with Christ is the the knowledge that they will be announced as innocent, as God’s faithful children, on the day of judgement. For them the reward is eternal life, life beyond the resurrection, life spent in God’s new city, the New Jerusalem, the second Eden, the world restored and made new!
Lord, give me a vision of the life to come that I might have the strength to be victorious in my life lived for you today.