Music for July 19
“And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
Jesus contrasts the future distress, fear and perplexity of the earth with the power, glory and redemption that will characterize His return. Jesus gives unparalleled hope to His elect by promising their redemption in the midst of a sinful, failing and decaying earth. No other entity can make a promise like Jesus makes here. That is why we must cling to our savior, we must put all of our hope and trust in the redemptive blood of our King who will reign forever!
Jesus, Firm Foundation
Have Mercy on Me