“Good will ultimately triumph over evil”.
That’s the text of our sign this week. And what a week it has been! Scandals on the news involving abuse and corruption. Civil wars and conflicts persist in many countries. A “super-storm” that brought New England “to its knees.” Even the sinking of the famous ship “Bounty.” These are serious events for many people, particularly when they involve the loss of life and the alleged abuse of power and even of people.
Where do we find hope when the world seems as dark as a storm-cloud day?
As Christians we believe the words of Jesus, who said, “See, I make everything new.” Often our complaint is that life seems to keep going wrong in the same old ways. We really need someone to make things new, don’t we?
Have you ever seen God at work making life better for you, or for someone else? Why not thank God right now for the things that you’ve seen Him do? The pages of the Bible are filled with accounts of how God has intervened in the lives of human beings for their good. And people of faith can frequently inspire us with their testimony of the wonderful God they know and love, who has given them light now, and a solid hope for a much brighter tomorrow. God promises that he will bring justice in then end, so that’s something we work toward now, and look forward to its ultimate completion later. We also have the promise that in heaven God will “wipe every tear” from our eyes.
I’m sure glad there’s a God whose goodness will ultimately triumph over evil! May this truth help you to hope in God this week.