Sunrise is Coming – November 14, 2018

“For you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays.”
Malachi 4:2

Sunrise is Coming

Daily Devotion – November 14, 2018

Devotion based on Malachi 4:2

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There is something about a sunrise, isn’t there? Whether you’ve had to pull an all-nighter or if you’re an early morning riser, there’s something energizing about those first rays of sunshine piercing the darkness of the fading night. In a sense, it is healing.

For us who are believers in Jesus, that is what the end of the world will be about; it will be about healing. And what healing it will be! God’s healing rays will drive all of sin’s darkness out of us once and for all! When Jesus returns and takes us to heaven, there will be no more temptations, doubts, fears, anxieties, pride, bitterness, hurt, feelings of inadequacy, messed up relationships, substance abuse, broken promises, shading the truth, and the list could go on and on!

Wow! How much I need that healing! As I read through that list and look at myself, I see failure after failure after failure. I’ve wounded myself; I’ve wounded others! How much I need healing! I so often feel like I am in such deep darkness!

Sunrise is coming, my brothers and sisters in Christ! Jesus is coming back! Yes, the same Jesus who was willing to be laid in a manger, to be led to a cross—he is coming back! He loves you dearly! He paid for your sins in full! He won heaven for you!

And someday the darkness will be pierced once and for all! He’ll return in glory, driving out the darkness of sin forever! You and I will be healed, forever! Sunrise is coming!

Come quickly, Lord Jesus, to heal us! Amen.

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