It’s part of my job to track the daily news–not a nice part. Watching the bad guys cha-cha around the bases, Team Satan running up the score like nothing I’ve ever imagined in my life. You don’t need me to describe it for you. It’s bad out there.
This morning my regular Bible reading landed me, successively, in Job, Jeremiah, and Revelation. Whoa! Someone throw me a lasso, that’s my spirit running away!
Oh, but there’s an answer to all this! Yes, there is. Matthew hinted at it, citing Isaiah: “The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.” (Matthew 4:16) And Isaiah 9:6-7 says it plainly enough for anyone:
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
For that is the answer. We can’t overcome the evils of this world; but Jesus Christ can, and will. If we could straighten ourselves out, we wouldn’t have needed a Savior. If we could set up a righteous kingdom on our own, we wouldn’t need a King of Kings.
The answer is Jesus Christ. No matter how many points they put up on the scoreboard, He will trample them underfoot. What the Lord says He will do, He will do. The mighty empires of the world are only a drop of water in His bucket.
Go back to the last post and listen again to The Hallelujah Chorus–for Jesus Christ is indeed the answer.