I hold the keys // 12-10-23

“Don’t be afraid! I am the First and the Last. I am the living one. I died, but look—I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave.” Revelation‬ ‭1‬:‭17‬-‭18‬ ‭NLT‬

I woke up thinking of these words from the resurrected Jesus! It’s so easy to feel fearful with everything we’re seeing on the news right now, but Jesus is coming back and the marching on of evil will be halted and dealt with once and for all when He returns! We don’t know when this will happen, but the Bible tells us to watch out for the signs, and everything we’re seeing tells us that we are closer to that day than we’ve ever before! Lord, thank You for the hope and reassurance that comes from knowing You have a plan. Help me to be awake and alert and ready. And in these troubling times when my heart tells me to retreat and keep my head down, give me the courage to stand up, strong in faith, reaching out to those still lost and fearful. Use me in Your rescue and recovery mission I pray. Amen 👆🏼🙏🏼