The end of the Church year is marked by Scriptures which refer to the end of time and the coming of the Lord. In Psalm 46, which bears a subtitle, “for the end,” we find that the Lord is the one who will protect his people forever no matter what the rest of the world might do. In the last days there will be trouble, turmoil, and destruction. The Psalmist describes it as a violent shaking. Yet through all of it the Lord’s hand can be seen. He is the dwelling place, a place of safety, for his people.
Does this mean that all will be well with all the world? Not at all. In the end, the God of all justice will stop the evildoers forever. He himself will intervene and the earth will be destroyed, all those who are bringing terror against his people will find ruin. The final question, then, is who will prove to be God’s people. Those who are trusting in him will find perfect safety. Those who oppose him will face his judgment.
Lord, have mercy upon us. May all who read this look to You and trust in your gracious protection.
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