Pause

Most of us have more than enough to deal with today to be very concerned about what will happen tomorrow. Yet we do wonder about what we can expect in the hours, days, and years ahead.

The God of our present is also the God of our future. Right now is a good time to be still in the moment and to trust all our time to the One who is here – and listening.

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Listen

Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to him and asked him a question, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, leaving a wife but no children, the man shall marry the widow and raise up children for his brother. Now there were seven brothers; the first married, and died childless; then the second and the third married her, and so in the same way all seven died childless. Finally the woman also died. In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For the seven had married her.”

Luke 20:27-33

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Think

Without the Resurrection there just doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of purpose in our faith. For Jesus to have taken the step to be killed and come back again for us is so huge. I don’t think I’ll ever really grasp how big a deal that was.

I’ll also admit that I don’t fully understand it and I’m okay with that. There are just some things in Scripture that are bigger than my understanding, and I'm okay with not knowing the answers.

When I get to a place I don’t understand, I just hold on to God's sovereignty. I believe God has it all figured out when I don’t. What will be will be, but God has a plan and a place for everything.

Lars Rood

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Pray

God, in my questions and concerns and in the things I don’t fully understand, you are always present to either answer my questions or just let me be comforted when they aren’t answered. I am grateful. Amen.

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Go

Tomorrow and
tomorrow and
the next.

You are accompanied by
the Provider of each one.

Live into the promise of
the future,
the possibilities of
what can be.

Lars Rood

Lars Rood is the associate pastor for family life ministries at Bellevue Presbyterian Church in Bellevue, Washington. In this role he oversees the team doing ministry from birth through the end of high school to children, students, and their families. He has a lifelong love of the Pacific Northwest, coffee, and reading. He also loves his three kids, wife, and dog named Jakob.

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