In the 3 1/2 years that I’ve been in the orphan care world, I’ve seen and been involved in a lot of pain and suffering. Way more than I ever was in 20 years in the banking world.
Why is that? It’s because of the devil. In the first world, he’s a sneaky @$#%#$%#. He uses greed, complacency, materialism, busyness and comfort to attempt to thwart the work of God and His people.
In the 3rd world, in places like Haiti, Uganda, Kenya……. he uses different more abrupt and more difficult methods. He uses things like malnutrition, lack of medical care, sexual violence, abuse of all kinds, disease, unemployment, child trafficking, unclean water, a lack of education. Much more bold, much more difficult, much more painful.
So many questions – and today is the answer. Today is the day where God settled up the debts, today is the day where God sealed the defeat of the devil. Today is the day where God made the final path clear.
One day, all suffering will be gone. One day all pain will be gone. One day all grief will be gone.
Today is the answer. Today we know that the devil won’t win forever. He might win some relatively small fights, he might win some bigger fights, but he will not win the war.
Today is the day that Jesus won the war.