As we struggle through various difficult time of life, there is an important statement that Paul made to the Philippians. “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”(I:6) We have been called by God’s Spirit, and redeemed by Jesus Christ. He is working in us as a great Master Builder, and He will complete the work He has begun, according to His good plan. We can slow that work down by our bad choices, just as Israel did by all their grumbling coming out of Egypt. A one year trip took them 40 years, but God did bring them into the Promised Land. This give us great hope for ourselves, and for those for whom we pray. God love us with an everlasting love. He doesn’t like some of the things we do, but He will not abandon us. He will complete all that He
began to the glory of His Holy Name.