The Forever Kingdom
Updated: Apr 7, 2022
“Don’t worry about the wicked,” the Psalm of David tells us, “or envy those who do wrong, for like grass, they soon fade away. Like spring flowers, they soon wither” (Psalm 37).
Sometimes “soon” just doesn’t come fast enough, especially in the current state of world affairs. King David must have felt that way more times than we can count. How many times did he cry out, “God, where are you?” How many times did he wonder, “God, why are you allowing this to happen?”
It’s good to remember David’s incredible life. He had amazing highs and terrible lows. He was much too familiar with war. His hands were so bloodied, in fact, God wouldn’t let him build the temple (see 1 Chronicles 28).
Roughly 6,700 miles from the weeks-long devastating war in Ukraine is a young twenty-two-year-old pastor named Hans Alejandro Ochoa González. If you’re a part of our FiveDollarMission ministry, you will soon receive our introduction to him. He’s just finished seminary and is serving an internship in a small church in Metepec, Mexico. He’s young, full of enthusiasm and life and excited about serving Christ as a pastor. We are blessed that LOGOI is part in his on-going Bible training.
We loved how he introduced himself: “I feel like one who found a great treasure on a piece of land and sold everything to have that treasure” (Matthew 13:44). I went back and reread Matthew 13, where Jesus tells this and several other parables including some very sobering words about who will see the Kingdom of Heaven.
What a contrast. There is one infamous world leader trying to build his own earthly kingdom that will soon fade away. There is another leader thousands of miles away in a little church in Mexico helping others find a Kingdom that will never fade away.
Thank you for being a part of helping others discover the Kingdom of Heaven. Like Hans Alejandro, God has brought over 30,000 men and women across the Spanish-speaking world to be a part of LOGOI’s family… plus you! Your prayers and financial gifts are used to help others find the greatest treasure on earth.
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