“Sovereign Lord, you have begun to show to your servant your greatness and your strong hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do the deeds and mighty works you do” Deuteronomy 3:24
Moses and his people had quite a walk through the desert. They endured much hardship, but it was all in God’s plan. Moses had a lot of spiritual encounters and great things of God. He saw God’s face. He saw the burning bush. He saw water gush from a rock. He received God’s law. He saw the parting of the sea.
These were all a preamble of greater things yet to come. God let Moses peer into and see the Holy Land, but denied Him the opportunity to set foot on it. Moses view of the land across the Jordan was a sign of greater things yet to come.
Regardless of how difficult the times, those who have been born again by the grace of God, redeemed and forgiven by the blood of Christ, adopted into God’s heavenly family, indwelt by and sealed with the Holy Spirit, given an eternal home in Heaven and empowered by God for significant service have no right to be anything but optimistic.
Here’s the point. When things looked hopeless for Israel, God was about to do something amazing. When it looked like Israel was finished, their best days were still ahead. Greater things were yet to come and greater things were still to be done in Israel.
When your eyes are on the problems and you can only see the victory of wickedness in this world, lift up your eyes. Jesus is alive and greater things are yet to come and greater things are still to be done.
Moses saw and experienced many great things, but the real power of God was following Moses death. Moses planted the seeds for the Promised Land, but he never saw the greatest of miracles when God sent His son to die for the remission of sins and then reappear to assure His followers and then ascend into the heaves to sit at the right hand of God.
Remember that God is still at work in this world and for those of us who are saved by His grace, greater things are yet to come.
By John Grant
John Grant is a former Florida State Senator and is a practicing attorney
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