Psalm 150:6 seems appropriate today. Despite all the turmoil of humanity God continues to build His Kingdom and unfold His plan across His creation which brings inspiration and hope for all who will embrace God’s redeeming presence.
The past couple of months I have seen the paradox of the worst forms of evil and the greatest forms of good. In Africa, I was so inspired by a global gathering of leaders from 22 different countries whom God is gifting in unique ways to make disciples of Jesus Christ in exponential numbers. They were full of life and hope and carried a message of transformation even in the face of the great evil of the Ebola virus which forced the closure of the borders of three countries during our gathering in Nairobi. They returned home and have been an integral part of assisting their brothers and sisters in places like Liberia and Nigeria in ministering to Ebola victims and their families and helping stop the spread of that virus.
In India, I was privileged to share with hundreds of young seminarians who are answering God’s call to carry the Gospel to amazing parts of the world like India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Korea. Their passion and clarity of call to whom God was sending them was simply amazing. They literally knew that they were carrying the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to set captives free who are living as bonded servants and have been in families in such bondage for generations. That is a different form of evil from Ebola, but no less devastating. For men, women, and children to be set free from the bondage of human slavery is a joy to the heart of God and these young pastors and missionaries are on fire for God.
I share this to remind us all that God has not abandoned the throne nor is evil in any way overcoming good. God is faithful. God is with us. And we are overcomers through Christ who gives us strength. Despite what you may hear or feel today know that God is able and has not abandoned us. Join with me today in intercession for those around this world in great need and let everything that has breath praise the Lord! What praise can you offer God today as a testimony to God’s faithfulness?