7 “Write this to the angel of the church in Philadelphia:
These are the words of the one who is holy and true, who has the key of David. Whatever he opens, no one will shut; and whatever he shuts, no one opens. 8 I know your works. Look! I have set in front of you an open door that no one can shut. You have so little power, and yet you have kept my word and haven’t denied my name. 9 Because of this I will make the people from Satan’s synagogue (who say they are Jews and really aren’t, but are lying)—I will make them come and bow down at your feet and realize that I have loved you.10 Because you kept my command to endure, I will keep you safe through the time of testing that is about to come over the whole world, to test those who live on earth. 11 I’m coming soon. Hold on to what you have so that no one takes your crown. 12 As for those who emerge victorious, I will make them pillars in the temple of my God, and they will never leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the New Jerusalem that comes down out of heaven from my God. I will also write on them my own new name. 13 If you can hear, listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches. (Revelation 3:7-13, CEB)
Things are going to get rough.
Maybe things already have gotten rough…
And we have little power to do anything about the things happening around. Except to stay true to our faith and calling that God has given us. And when we are victorious in this, God will have those who were not bow at our feet and make them realize that we have been showing them all along the ways of God.
So hold fast in your faith and do not be shaken. We can not change the world, but we can be a witness to the world.
Share God’s love in all you do!