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September 13, 2021: Where Moth and Rust Can’t Destroy

“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:1–3, KJV).

These are very trying times that we live in, with the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the racial pandemic that has always existed. This world is not my home, I am just passing through, but how am I to pass through without being affected by the things that are going on around me? I have heard many times that no man is an island. That is when I remember these verses which give me a promise, a hope and a future.

This promise assures me that Jesus said I should not worry about anything, including COVID-19, racial tensions, buying a home, family issues, health problems and so on. Why should I not be concerned? Because He is preparing a mansion for me. All I have to do is to trust Him and believe what He says, because He does not lie. He is the Author and Finisher of my faith.

Whenever I feel like I’m losing control, I need to remember His promise: “Let not your heart be troubled.” Do I always remember? No. But He who has promised will indeed never leave me nor forsake me.

I have hope that “He that shall come will come, and will not tarry” (Heb. 10:37, KJV). I believe in the heavenly dream that moth and rust cannot destroy.

Thank You, God, that my future is hidden in the One who holds this world in the palm of His hand. Amen.

Winifred Hylton is the receptionist at the Columbia Union Conference.