Headlines news appears to be increasingly bleak. A handful of people with evil intentions stop the world in its tracks. World leaders offer little hope in the way of lasting peace.
Zechariah announces a new world order,
“Rejoice greatly O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey.” Zechariah 9:9.
We are not to be a people riddled by fear of what the future holds. We are prisoners, yes but “prisoners of hope” called back to God, our fortress (Zechariah 9:12).
The apostle John takes our eyes off the television, beyond the newspaper and computer screen and points us to Jesus. We are not defeated; far from that:
“This is love for God: to obey his commands, and his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. ” 1 John 5:3-5.
Lord Jesus, thank you that you have won the final victory. May I love you today by following you in obedience. Keep me from discouragement and strengthen these shaky knees to walk the path ahead.