Thank God for the Veil

My text for today is from Acts 1:7-8. When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? V.7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

Thank God for the VeilThe apostles wanted to know the future events about when the kingdom of God should come to Israel. The Lord said that it was not for them to know at the time. When it would come they would know.

Reader, that’s is the way it is with our own futures.

If we knew the day our loved ones would die, we wouldn’t be able to sleep dreading that day. Each day would be a miserable day. If we knew how our loved ones would die, we would go crazy. We couldn’t stand it. In my case, I’m glad I didn’t know when my mom was going to go home to meet the Lord.  I’m glad for the grace and mercy of God that kept me from knowing the future so when the time came God gave me the grace and strength to endure the dark and difficult days.

If you knew when the day of your own death would happen, you would be miserable. If you knew when the car accident would happen, the heart attack, the stroke, your house burning down, or some other cataclysmic event, you wouldn’t be able to live in the present happy and joyful. Suppose you knew when someone was going to break in your house, how horrible would that be.

So the whole point is that God in his infinite mercy has covered our futures with a veil so that we can not see beyond it.  Who would want to?  It would keep you from enjoying the present.

Thank God for the veil.

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