Encouragement for those who know Jesus as Savior (do you know Him truly as Shepherd, as well?):
"If we could see what He sees, if we could see ourselves arriving WITH Him and IN HIM at the destination of eternity, then our fears would certainly be allayed.
No, we cannot see what He sees.
But I'll tell you what we can do: WE CAN HEAR WHAT HE SAYS.
And, in spite of all the tragedy and suffering which His omniscient eye detects as coming into our life in the days ahead, He sees with that same omniscient eye our safe arrival in eternity.
So, cannot we trust Him even though we cannot see (II Corinthians 5:7; Hebrews 11:1)?
If, by some means, you could be made absolutely certain that you were going to arrive safely and without harm at a most desirable destination, would not that assurance and guarantee in itself be sufficient to allay any fear which might be occasioned by a bit of rough going enroute?
The one who not only sees the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:9-10), but who also maps out the course (Proverbs 16:9) and does the driving (Psalm 23:2-4; 32:8), whispers in your ear today,
"I am the first. I am the last.
I was dead. I am ALIVE.
I know ALL the way, and I know the END of the way,
And I am saying to you today . . .
-- Robert T. Ketcham