For God alone my soul waits in silence; From Him comes my salvation. (Psalm 62:1)

God stuff is good stuff, even when it is hard stuff. Some of it is hard to understand, but then God does tell us that His ways are beyond our finding out. We will never find it all out in this life but every little bit that we do is well worth the effort.
I have pretty much given up on how He managed to get my attention and save me. I am just very thankful that He did. I am also thankful that He continues to lead and rescue and forgive me. Recently however, judgment has been brought to my attention. Judgment is the God stuff that we cannot forget about but we can lose sight of it.
I certainly never thought seriously about it before I was saved. Did you? When I was first saved I was really aware of what I had escaped; at least as much of it as I could comprehend I was like the bird out of the snare of the fowler. I was redeemed, relieved, and ready to follow the Lord wherever He wanted to lead me. I still am most of that, but since I am secure in my salvation by grace, I have to be honest and say that I don't often think about judgment; or least I didn't.
So recently God brought it to the top of my consideration with a new realization. We can get comfortable in our salvation. Of course we should be comfortable in it. We should be ecstatic over it in fact. But we cannot forget that there are still many in the valley of decision. There are still multitudes who do not know Jesus. There are many who have no thoughts about judgment. People need salvation.
I am not suggesting that we need to be judgment minded and go warning everyone about it. My sense is that if we remain aware of it, we will be reminded to reveal Jesus in the world. It is the goodness of God that leads to repentance after all.
John came warning people to repent and turn to God. Jesus came revealing God. He came so we could have life and He showed us what that life was like. His goal was to always do what His father wanted. He said He was sending us like the Father sent Him.
He was very aware that our only hope was in His completing His mission. Do we understand that there are people whose only hope is our revelation of Jesus? Are we prepared to care and to share? Is it on our minds and in our hearts that we have a responsibility to be prepared at every opportunity to share the hope that is in us? Are we aware when we are not displaying that hope? Do we want to be reminded?
We need to be reminded of the hard stuff. When we consider it, it turns to good stuff because we know in our hearts it is God stuff. Thank you Lord for our salvation! Open our eyes so that we can see those you bring near so that we can reveal your gifts.