Day 443 – He has overcome the world


“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
-John 16:33

God has kept no secrets. He has told us that, while on this yellow brick road of life, we will experience trouble. Disease will afflict bodies. Divorce will break hearts. Death will make widows, and devastation will destroy countries. We should not expect any less. But just because the devil shows up and cackles, we needn’t panic.

Our Master speaks of an accomplished deed…”It is finished.” The battle is over. Be alert. But don’t be alarmed… The manuscript has been published. The book has been bound. Satan is loosed for a season, but the season is oh-so-brief… Just a few more scenes, just a few more turns in the road, and his end will come. Christ has overcome the world.

(part of When Christ Comes by Max Lucado)