Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. 2nd Corinthians 1:21-22 NIV
The show ended in a thrilling grand finale. The performers took their bows before the Syracuse crowd. The roar of 36,000 people made the floor shake, literally! There is more of the building lying under the floor and in such a large arena the floor can be felt moving underfoot. The performers were elated at the cheers and at the experience of entertaining so many people.
We Christians have unfathomably more to be excited about. The Creator of our Universe and the Redeemer of all mankind has turned His attention our way! We may not be able to stand proudly before even a small bias crowd, but He makes us to stand. It is not by our skill or strength. It is not by our election. Our desire to be with Him endears us to Him and makes Him happy to lift us up. But what makes us special is not our own worth. Our worth is there because the God of all chooses to give us worth. We are worth something to Him! He decides who to let stand with His Son. He puts His seal and His Spirit in our hearts! He gives us hope for an endless future with Him! Can we hear the roar of cheers for our God? Is the thrill we feel now because we are His?
We cannot express our gratitude for all You do for us! Only let us hear the mighty host shout praises to You, we pray!