Monday, 9 September 2019
Luke 6:23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.
What are we to do when Jesus' predictions of hunger, weeping and persecution seem to be happening to us? Difficult though it may be to do, Jesus tells us to rejoice and know that heaven is seeing our trials and will reward us in due course. Just as history shows us that these things have happened before and, will no doubt happen again until Jesus returns, the persecution proves our calling. When we are persecuted for faithfully following and proclaiming Jesus, we follow in the footsteps of those who have done the same in previous generations who are already receiving their reward while praying for us who follow.