June 14 - John 16:33

Friday, June 14, 2013

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

This is one of those truths I believe most Christians I know hold on to throughout everything they face … Jesus has overcome the world.

It is the hope that surpasses our stress and our fear.  The hope that there is something beyond the world in which we live … something so much more than we know in the reality of today.

When we talk about sin … Jesus has overcome sin.

When we talk about death … Jesus has conquered death.

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away” (Revelation 21:4, New International Version).

Isaiah says, “he will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth. The Lord has spoken” (Isaiah 25:8).

This is the hope we hold onto and this is what brings us peace.

We don’t find this kind of peace within ourselves, we only find it in Jesus Christ.