The Bible tells us that for this world the one who is in charge and who will have the last word is God! On Sunday, I will be drawing on the appointed reading from the prophet Malachi. Here are the words:
"See, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble; the day that comes shall burn them up, says thte Lord of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. But for you who revere my name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings." Malachi 4:1-2 NRSV
Yes, don't we all worry about justice being done in our world; and now in this text it indicates that at the end of time there will be God's justice for those who are bent on evil. For those who are faithful, there is a promise of healing. While things might seem to be out of control, God will still win out in the end.
Discipleship Questions for Reflection
Jesus is the ultimately that "sun of righteousness" who will bring healing. How do you think this healing will play out?
Dig deeper into that term - the sun of righteousness. What might it all say about him with that image?
You are welcome to leave any comments that will help give input for Sunday's message. May God's blessing be upon you as you prepare yourself for worship!