Glory Days Are Still Ahead

29 Aug

The summer has sadly come to an end. As you reflect over the past few months maybe you wonder if there’ll ever be another summer quite like it or perhaps the endless rain left you disappointed and you felt this summer was a bit of an anti-climax. This sense of reminiscing times past appears in of the much music that we listen to whether it is the Lost Prophets’ song “Last Summer”, Bryan Adam’s “Summer of ’69” in which the line “Those were the best days of my life” is repeated or a personal favourite Bruce Springsteen’s Glory Days in which he expresses his view that:

“Glory days, well they’ll pass you by
Glory days, in the wink of a young girl’s eye”

Whilst these songs can be great for remember good times, for example “Last Summer” always reminds me of Termonfeckin 2006 as it was the last track on the CD our tent produced for the week, I can often find myself despondant and wishing to be back in the same place and time with friends or family. The thing is, as Christian we don’t need to be dreaming of the past because we have an amazing future ahead, in this life and in the life to come. God has a plan for our lives:

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 (ESV)

Our usefulness to God will not end at 30,40,50,65,100. Every minute we spend on this Earth God has a purpose for. Every day that passes he is changing us through his Holy Spirit. The best days are yet ahead. This is true ultamitely in heaven where we will glorify and enjoy God perfectly.

If you’re a non-Christian reading this you do not have this assurance. You may never have it this good again. In fact you probably won’t. If your life is based around pleasure rather than God you are on a downhill slope towards destruction rather than a climb upwards. Turn to him who can save you from hell now. Repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. Then “Glory Days” will never “pass you by” and you’ll spend true glory days with your Saviour for all eternity.

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