Big Picture

The effects of tragedies and disasters hang heavy over the world today. Suffering from natural disasters and profound grief from all-too-often mass murders increasingly characterize our times. How thankful we are that an ancient prophecy predicted the ultimate triumph of God's Son.

"Behold, My servant will prosper, He will be high and lifted up and greatly exalted ... Kings will shut their mouths on account of Him; For what had not been told them they will see, And what they had not heard they will understand." (Isaiah 52.13,15)

The "big picture" is apparently obscured from the eyes of the leaders of the nations of the world. The most wicked of them speak of Jesus with contempt. But, a day is coming when the powerful and influential will stand silent before King Jesus. They will entirely see and understand what they now see and understand partially. Oh, that today would be that day! But, as we await the ultimate outcome, we are entrusted with a vital and precious mission:

"How lovely on the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news, Who announces peace And brings good news of happiness, Who announces salvation, And says to Zion, 'Your God reigns!' " (Isaiah 52.7)

The good news of the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ (Acts 8.12) is that personal peace can be realized through forgiveness of sins, as we await world peace at the return of Christ. As we partner with God our Father, and Jesus His Son, we are the gospel in motion. Our feet take it wherever opportunity allows. We are active and progressive in this work.

In spite of conditions in the world today, God's plan triumphs. With that confidence, we enthusiastically take His word to the world. May we be an army of gospel-bearers today.

©Steve Taylor, 2017 --Used by permission

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