Today’s Blog: Where’s the Happily Ever After?
TODAY’S PROVERB: Have no fear of sudden terror, or of the devastation of the wicked when it comes. For Adonai will be your confidence and will keep your foot from a snare. Proverbs 3:25-26, TLV
Many of us female Baby Boomers grew up with the knight in shining armor on a white steed fairy-tale. It gave us an unrealistic expectation of relationships and marriage. Did our Heavenly Father promise us a fairy-tale existence? Yes. And no.
That image of the handsome prince riding in to save us is about as close to what Jesus did nearly 2,000 years ago, and of His return in Revelation 19, as we can get.
“Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The One riding on it is called Faithful and True, and He judges and makes war in righteousness. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and many royal crowns are on His head. He has a name written that no one knows except Himself.”JOHN’S VISION, REVELATION 19:11-12, TLV
I could write volumes on these two verses, however, the point I’m trying to make is that even this image is of a conquering Messiah. Why does He need to come in eyes blazing if there is no conflict?
Our “Prince Charming” wanted us to be prepared. Always obedient to His Father, He left His Dad’s kids the information needed for the sudden terrors or devastations of the wicked. Because, they will come.
“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have shalom. In the world you will have trouble, but take heart! I have overcome the world!”JESUS, JOHN 16:33, TLV
None of us wants to think of any type of pending doom — maybe that’s because we shouldn’t. As adults we know we live in a fallen world. We’re well aware of the terrors and devastations out there, visible on nearly every form of media around us.
It’s difficult to have that childlike faith to believe in our Father’s omnipotence or provision. But, that’s exactly what we should have. In fact, the most grown-up, real thing for us to do is to have a childlike faith. The faith that our Hero will rescue us.
In the end, just know, we do live happily ever after.