“I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth.” Job 19:25 NIV
“God, your Redeemer, who shaped your life in your mother’s womb, says: “I am God. I made all that is. With no help from you I spread out the skies and laid out the earth.” Isaiah 44:24 Message
“And they shall be called The Holy People, The Redeemed of the Lord; and you shall be called Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken.” Isaiah 62:12 GNT
I realize that the older I get the less I know. The world is constantly changing and advancements in technology require a keen mind to be able to fully keep up with all of these continual changes. We are living in a time where the information highway has increased its speed limits and the guy moving slower on the road will be passed and left behind. All of these realities bring pressure and the internal battle to need to know as much as we can. To be in a place where you do not know, makes you vulnerable and considered somewhat useless on this advancing information highway.
But is all of this information really producing anything that leads to life? We are continually bombarded with the changes. We need to be in “the know” but in the process of knowing more, in many cases, we actually know less. We are graduating illiterate men and women in a society that knows more than any before it. Young men and women are less prepared for life than they ever have been while traveling this super highway of information. It doesn’t make sense, but it is the reality. What is going on? How can we have more but walk away with less?
We know the wrong things. We have shifted priority away from important to information overload, and all at the cost of missing the thing that matters most. We have more “friends” on our social media than we can possibly ever be in a relationship with and while having all of these connections, we are more disconnected than ever. We have information and opportunity that is void of truth and true reality. We need to see a redeemer in the midst of all of our knowledge. If there is anything we desperately need to understand in this culture, it is that our redeemer lives and knowing Him is our security and hope in this changing world. We need to fully grasp that.
Job understood something. Life changes and it changes fast. He had no power or control over those changes, but there is something that remained a constant, something that was a sure thing in His life. God was his redeemer and He was coming for Job.
Some love the changes in our world and those changes are not all bad. They have opened many new and wonderful opportunities to share in life with others. It is not about being blessed with information, it is about knowing the thing that matters most while gaining new information. All of the blessings of this present world are nothing if we forget that our redeemer lives and He is coming for us. We aren’t here long so let’s not settle and sell out for things that do not satisfy.
Today I am grateful for the blessings of our current changes, but I am most grateful that it is all temporal because my redeemer is coming for me. I am thankful that the One who created all of this will step on it and declare “You are my redeemed, loved and never forsaken.” It doesn’t get any better than that. Take this whole world, but give me Jesus. He is Truth and Reality, the kind that never changes.