Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage. I am here!”
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In my last post, I mentioned that We Need Encouragement Because We’re All in a Battle. Today, I’d like to look at the nature of the battle between good and evil.
It’s hard to talk or write about evil without sounding weird. The topic of evil makes for great novels, TV shows, and movies—as long as we feel like we can shut it off. But, when people talk about the real thing, we get a little uneasy. I do too! We’re not sure exactly how to react or how to process it. We like to hear stories of God at work causing good to happen. We’re not quite sure what to do with stories of the devil at work causing evil and destruction.
But it was different on April 15, 2013.
On that day, Marathon Monday in Boston, even hardened, cynical journalists and newscasters couldn’t help but notice and label acts of evil.
It started out promising to be a beautiful day in New England. In April, that’s not something we take for granted. Continue Reading…
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”