If we’re honest with ourselves, those of us who preach will admit there are times we are anxious, concerned, even apprehensive about the future. We struggle with the same weaknesses and concerns that those to whom we preach have in their lives.
The Good News is that there is Good News. The message we preach with an exclamation point, even when we live with question marks about that message, is God’s promise that we will not endure the heartaches and headaches forever. There will come a day that all will be made right.
There will come a day that we never again be separated from those we love.
There will come a day when there will be no more business meetings.
There will come a day that we will never watch in pain as our children are looked down on or ostracized because they are PK’s.
There will come a day that we will never endure the hurt of seeing our wives feel all alone because her husband is the preacher.
There will come a day when you will never shed another secret tear because you don’t know how you’re going to be able to pay all of your bills this month.
There will come a day that you’ll never spend another sleepless night wondering why you’ve been called to an elders meeting later this week.
There will come a day when you’ll never again hear statements such as, “Preacher, what do you do with all of your spare time during the week,” “The preacher at our last church was a great preacher and he was always there for everyone,” “You get paid too much!” “Did you know that you had the wrong scripture on the PowerPoint his morning?” “
There will come a day when you’ll never grieve the loss of a close friend because of your convictions and your commitments.
There will come a day when you will no longer endure the sorrow of seeing a child or another family member walk away from the Lord.
There will come a day that you’ll never fear that a co-worker or another leader is trying to undermine your work.
There will come a day that you’ll never again be awakened at 2:30 in the morning because of a church emergency.
There will come a day that you’ll never again wonder if you are cut out for this or if you need to throw in the towel.
There will come a day when all of the cares, concerns, and pain in this life will be turned into everlasting joy.