In the Face of Evil, the Hope of Christian Missions

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” [John 3:16]

Each day seems to erect a new “monument” to the pervasive nature of evil in our world. 9/11 is a date in recent history that marks terror in our own country. News this week continues with evils of Boko Haram, ISIS, and the slaughter in Paris. Some fighters claim allegiance to a “god” or a “prophet”. Others simply want to assert their own power over others.

But the battle has already been won. At a place called Golgotha, a man named Jesus, a man who claimed to be one with Father God, was brutally nailed to a cross and gave His life with a mighty cry - “It is finished!” Three days later the tomb was empty. Death could not hold Jesus. And in that one event, marked by a cross on a hillside and an empty tomb, broke forever the chains of sin and death.

May we remember “whose we are and who we are”, the people of God. As we follow daily news, instead of fear of the future, may we come before God’s throne in prayer, both individually and as the family of God. Pray for God’s people around the world, many who are giving their own lives daily to share the good news about Jesus, many who meet in secret, many who are already in prison. See the world from God’s point of view and praise Him that the gates of hell will not overcome His church.

“Unto us a Savior is born…All is well”.