The Joy Before Us

Hebrews 12:2b “…who for the joy set before Him endured the cross….” I am often speaking to my son, Sean, about today’s drudgery having benefits in the future. “Keep it up. There is a payoff if you stick with things and don’t give up!” I tell him. The same is true in God’s economy. I don’t often see the “benefit” of what I am doing in ministry. The apostle Paul encouraged us to not grow weary in well doing. (Galatians 6:9) We can feel disappointed and become discouraged by situations and relationships. As much as this can impact us, remember our Lord Jesus who faced some very challenging times right up to the end, but didn’t give up, but continued on to the victory. Continue on, friend. Great joy awaits you in the kingdom of heaven where there will be no more sorrow, sickness, or pain. And every tear will be wiped away from every eye. ( (Revelation 21:4)