In my devotional reading this morning, my heart was strengthened by these words:
And he will swallow up on this mountain the covering that is cast over all peoples, the veil that is spread over all nations. He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken. It will be said on that day, ‘Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation'” (Isaiah 25:7-8)
In world were faces are often wet with tears, where sin, suffering and death cause such deep division and sorrow, we can hang on to hope in the Lord. There is coming a day when God will put death to death and wipe away all tears. These bright verses from Isaiah are cited in the New Testament by Paul (1 Cor 15:54) and John (Rev 7:17; 21:4). As we take these verses to heart and “wait for the Lord”, we will find renewed strength in the present (Isa 40:31) and resilient hope for the future (1 Cor 15:54 – 58).
Here are several requests I would invite you to remember as you pray for Heritage:
- Even while we are enjoying the warm days of summer, we are in the midst of planning for fall. As you can imagine, this is not an easy task. While the provincial government has begun to clarify permissions and restrictions for post secondary institutions, much remains unclear. We are planning to have a reduced number of college students on campus this fall. We will also make all courses available online. Please pray for our team as we plan and prepare. Ask the Lord to make this year even more impactful in the lives of students we train for life and ministry.
- June 30th marks the end of our fiscal year at Heritage. As I briefly explain in this four-minute video, things are financially challenging right now for the school. To finish the year in a good position, we need a significant amount of funds in the next two weeks. Please ask the Lord to meet our needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus (Phil. 4:19).
Thank you for praying for these important matters.