Allow me to connect the dots.
When I survey the scene of our world today, I’ll be honest; it leaves me feeling a bit down. Not for the dishonest politicians, or the global refugee crisis, or any other current disaster or dilemma but for one thing more specific…the effects of sin.
It ‘s not a surprise to me or at least it shouldn’t be. We are promised in God’s Word that evil will only increase (Matt. 24:21, 2 Tim. 3:12-13) until the return of our Lord. So I know that the Lord is not shocked by the state of our world today but in fact it is why he came. He knew what our world needed, what you needed and what I needed even before we were in existence because of the stain of sin. He could see what it did, does and would do to us. Why am I talking about this?
Well I am sure that some people who are like me. You watch the news, you listen to people, you see things happening in this world and you feel like it is just getting so bad out there. I just want to encourage you because if you know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior…you are part of the solution to the greatest problem facing mankind today. Maybe you don’t think you are that important or that you could make a difference but that is just what the enemy the Devil would love for you to think. The truth is, you are dangerous to sin because if you know Christ, you know the antidote. If you are a Christian then you know the remedy. Jesus Christ wants to help our world even more than we do and he chooses to use regular people like you and me, wherever he has us. For us it’s in Panama. For you it’s where you are. But as a friend of mine once said to me…wherever you are, be there. Which means, be fully present. Be ready to be counted for the Kingdom. Share the Love of Jesus Christ with people any way you can and any place you can. Never stop. Never give up. Never relent. It is the only solution and YOU HAVE IT.
Don’t be discouraged my friends. If you can’t figure out which person to vote for, or if you can’t live over seas to hold orphan babies or you can’t stop people from fighting or lying or killing. Don’t be discouraged. Be bold with your love and the message of Jesus Christ and what he did on the cross more than 2000 years ago. You are full of power and as the darkness gets darker may you respond with even brighter light.