The Hope for Earth's Evils

So much evil in the world.

So much overwhelming ugly news. 

So much that tempts me to run and hide until Jesus returns. 

But it's precisely because I believe Jesus will return that I have hope. 

We are to "comfort one another" with the promise of His return (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). 

And it's not a passive thing. We're to be "alert and sober" and ready to stand for the Truth... "to encourage one another ... to build up one another" (1 Thessalonians 5:6-9). 

We've got to remember: 
Ultimately, evil does not reign. Jesus does!

  • Remember that the next time you're watching a TV newscast that makes you fearful. 
  • Remember that when you read about Christians being martyred for their faith around the world.
  • Remember that when you think the enemy (Satan) and all who do evil seem to be winning.

Remember the words of this Isaac Watts hymn about the blessings that will come when Jesus reigns as King of Kings and Lord of Lords:

Blessings abound where'er He reigns; 
The pris'ner leaps, unloosed his chains,
The weary find eternal rest, 
And all the sons of want are blest. *

Are you living in light of eternity, when the glorious King, Jesus, will reign forever?

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Hymn: "Jesus Shall Reign Where'er the Sun" by Isaac Watts, 

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