The disasters, heartbreaks, and injustices all around us prove the truth of Hebrews 2:8. We live in an imperfect world in which many things are beyond our control. A thirty-year-old farmer, unable to make his mortgage payments, wishes something could be done to prevent drought. A young mother of three children, widowed by the crash of a commercial airplane, can’t understand why modern technology can’t prevent such tragedies. A well-educated, successful professional man, convinced that we are headed for a nuclear holocaust, talks about suicide.
It is obvious that we humans are not properly exercising dominion over the earth, as we were created to do. But knowing this does not fill Christians with dismay and hopelessness. We look up and “see” Jesus at God’s right hand. We know that He possesses “all authority” in heaven and on earth because of what He did almost 2,000 years ago. He lived here a man, and broke death’s power. He is in ultimate control of everything – even now. Someday He will return to earth and make everything right. Now, however, we see Him through the eye of faith, and we experience inner joy and peace no matter what happens. – Herbert Vander Lugt
When we can’t see out, we can still look up.
– December 27, Vol. 1, Our Daily Bread