The Kingdom of God!
“Where is God in the midst of human tragedy of all kinds?” Every day God showers His blessings upon mankind in countless different ways and few people seem to notice or give thanks. Yet, when tragedies of all kinds take place the immediate question of many seems to be, “Where is God?” While God reveals that His kingdom, in all its glory, lies yet in the future, we who know Jesus Christ as King know that there is a PRESENT element to God’s kingdom as well. When asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus answered, “The kingdom of God is not coming in ways that can be observed, nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you (is within you)” (Luke 17:20-21). Jesus went on to explain to His disciples that He must suffer and be rejected before the power of His kingdom would be revealed IN THEM!! We who by God’s grace are disciples of Jesus Christ today, as we await His return, must live as His witnesses, displaying the power of His kingdom even as we live in this world! How do we do that? How do you live with “kingdom power” in your daily life? The answer lies in the promise, presence, and power of the Holy Spirit!!