I was reading the blog post "Clinging to Hope in this Dark World" by Samantha Nieves yesterday, and it encouraged me more than I knew I needed to be. This one phrase stuck out at me: "Hope is Coming".
Jesus is coming y'all. I know it's not uncommon to wake up and here about another terrorist attack, shooting, or murder (or a clown sighting for that matter). And that's really sad and depressing. BUT JESUS is bigger than all of that. He's already won this war against death and sin. He is the hope that breaks through the darkness and will one day come to save us. Not too early and not too soon, despite what we may think.
I love how Samantha emphasizes the fact that Light is greater than darkness. Satan can't win this war because Jesus has already won it.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it."
While we're here, though, we need to let Christ's hope shine through us. As Christians, we can claim the only hope that can comfort a weary soul. Why don't we share it? As we wait for Hope to come, let's share our hope with this world. If we don't tell them, who will? Every single person on this earth is a person whom Jesus died for. If they aren't told the Gospel, they could go to hell. Any of these evil events that have been happening could and have been claiming unbelievers lives. Let's stand up and change that, even if it's just for one person.
"And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.'"
So today, I just want to encourage you that Hope is coming. He will wipe away every tear and take away every fear that we have. Until then, we can rest in His hope.
PS: I'm talking to myself as much as I am to you, if not more.
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