NSA Morning Prayer
Jer. 16:14-21, 1 Thess. 5:1-11
One of the most important lessons from Genesis to Revelation is that you can’t hide from God. He sees all things and knows all things: “Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the Lord, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks. For mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes” (Jer. 16:17). This is why people hide or try to hide: they know they have sinned, failed, and they haven’t lived up to the glory they were created for. All have fallen short of the glory of God. But this is what it means to live as children of the light and children of the day. We live with the knowledge that everything is open and known to the Lord. But what we also know is that God has not appointed us to wrath but to salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ who died for us. He is our light. In Him, everything is light to us, everything is day. It’s no accident that cultures that turn away from God are filled with drunkenness and drug abuse. That’s just another way of hiding from reality and hiding from God. But we are sober and alert because we are children of the day, children committed to embracing the day of the Lord, God with us. This is not only a comfort in our sorrows and failures, but it is also motivation for working hard every day, building one another up in the Lord. Light is not only a great comfort; light is what enables us to work, build, creative, explore, serve. The Lord is coming, and we want to do everything we can to get the world ready for Him.