One of the things that we all have are memories. Some may be wonderful and others not as wonderful, but we all have them. Sometimes we may even say something like, “That was such a wonderful experience, I wish I could do it again.”
Based on these wonderful memories, we try to replicate them in different ways, but as much as we try to do that, instead we create new memories. Memories are special moments that occur and we are able to reflect on them for many years.
You may be reading this today and have already celebrated Christmas. As we are in this season, do you have any special Christmas memories?
While I truly appreciate and am thankful for memories, I am grateful that “He Shall Reign Forevermore.”
Jesus is much more than a memory and from generation to generation, He is the Same God. Are you grateful for this today?
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8
In a world of constant change, we can find comfort and joy that Jesus doesn’t change. He is the same God and He shall reign forevermore.
As children of God, this is one of the most powerful things because at any age, with any situation, God is with us and He doesn’t change.
Here are some other words for the word forevermore: consistently, constantly, regularly, eternally, invariably, forever, always, continually.
God will reign always.
God will forever reign.
God will reign eternally.
God will reign invariably.
“The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said:
“The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Messiah,
and He will reign for ever and ever.” Revelation 11:15
For the next few moments, I would like to outline a couple of reminders for us about this powerful truth.
On February 24, 2022, the Russian invasion of the Ukraine began. Unfortunately, this invasion has caused many devastating and challenging things for people in the Ukraine and all over the world: tens of thousands of deaths, no access to food, water, health, and other essential supplies, significant loss of human capital, destruction of agricultural trading infrastructure, cost of food and goods, rising energy prices, and so much more.
While these effects as a result of the invasion are heart-breaking, let us be reminded that no matter what happens, God will reign forevermore. He is still on the throne and is well aware of everything.
If you feel led to help with the crisis in the Ukraine, please click here to help support these wonderful people who have been through the unimaginable.
2. No matter how we feel, God will reign forevermore
“I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13
Feelings can sometimes be complicated and that’s ok. We all go through different seasons and situations that are hard. But, these feelings do not determine the fact that God is with us and He will reign forevermore.
Paul said it well in the verse we just looked at in Philippians. He learned to be content in all situations and it was not based on his own strength, but through the strength that God gave him. No matter how we live on any given day, we can be assured that God will give us the strength that we need to overcome.
There is a beautiful song that can be heard any time of the year and it is what helped inspire this blog. It’s called: He Shall Reign Forevermore by Chris Tomlin. You can click here to listen to this wonderful song.
“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever! Amen.” 2 Peter 3:18
May God continue to bless you, equip you, lead you, guide you, and encourage you, as you live for Him!