We want to avoid suffering, death, sin, ashes. But we live in a world crushed and broken and torn, a world God Himself visited to redeem. We receive his poured-out life, and, being allowed the high privilege of suffering with Him, may then pour ourselves out for others. - Elisabeth Elliot
I once heard a young journalism student explain why she picked her future profession. Her response was she wanted to “change the world.”
Most people have a deep awareness that things are not right. Headlines, news stories, social media, and our experiences leave us longing for change. However, the solutions this world offers provide limited effectiveness and are sometimes counterproductive.
When all looks hopeless, try reading the Bible’s final pages. John witnessed Jesus seated on a regal throne and records, “He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!’” (Revelation 21:5). We remain hopeful that in God’s perfect timing the wrongs will be made right.
As bad as things are, Christians maintain hope that God Himself is working events toward a magnificent solution. Jesus experienced many of these problems firsthand as He walked this earth. He now provides our hope of an eternal remedy.
The noble efforts of those who fight injustice, disease, poverty, pollution, hunger, or other accurately diagnosed problems should be honored and encouraged. However, the only true solution is found in the One who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and who provides the ultimate hope that He is making all things new.
Author & President
Refueling in Flight Ministries, Inc