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Isaiah 9:2 (NKJV)

2 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them a light has shined

As we look around us today we might wonder if there any hope for our world.

Is there any God out there that cares for what is going on in the world today? If there is a God why does he allow the evil events to happen? When we focus on these ideas we will find there are no real answers. History does not offer any lasting hope either because there has always been evil in this world. We have wars, natural disasters, and personal problems. Is there any hope?

Every generation has faced the same problems that we do today and in the time of Isaiah they were losing hope as well. Isaiah reminded the people of what God had done in the past and reminded them that God will do the same again. He goes one step further and tells them that God will send God’s light into the world and gives his people a great hope. Jesus was the hope that God sent to the world.

Jesus left his followers with the hope that he wold be with them always. With this promise of hope Jesus gave two other promises. The first promise (warning) was that the world would hate them as they hated him. Whit this he told them that their lives would be in danger. The other promise was that if they would endure to the end they would live with him in heaven.

Jesus also gave a promise for the entire world. He said that there will come a time when he will do away with all evil in the world. This will includes all adverse thing that effect us, all wars, and all storms that destroy the land.

As we see our world get worse remember that this world is not our home, that God is still in control, and he will come again for us who are found faithful at his return.

God bless you as you continue to imitate Christ.