Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.

We pause in our expositional study of the gospel of Mark to partake of The Lord’s Supper. Jesus said “Take, eat: this is My body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of Me. …This cup is the new testament in My blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of Me.” (1 Corinthians 11:24,25) Meditate for a moment on those words from the lips of our Master. Hear Him speaking those words to you, beloved. By grace, we are united to The Father through faith in Jesus Christ. We are now “in Christ”. Just as Noah was in the ark and spared from the flood judgment, you and I who are in Christ are saved from the wrath to come (1 Thessalonians 1:10). Heaven is our home. Heaven is our destiny.

Until we step into glory with Jesus, we are sojourners here on planet earth. We are pilgrims and strangers (Hebrews 11:13). And while our destination is secure, our earthly journey is met with the highs and lows of Ecclesiastes 3:1-11. However, through it all, Scripture promises those who love God that all things are working together for good. That does not mean that everything that happens to us in life is good. It means that God navigates all of those things for good. Romans 8:28 is one of the most cherished passages in all of Scripture. This passage is a jewel from God which is meant to give us hope in life’s darkest moments. Do not analyze it; believe it. Selah