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Light in the Darkness




It’s easy to be a doomer: “Nothing’s going right. The world is going to hell. It’s all just bad!” Not only is this position not Christian (we have the hope of Christ!), but it also overlooks God’s ongoing work in the world. There’s an abundance of good in our world—so much to celebrate!


An example of this is the recent ruling by Alabama’s Supreme Court, acknowledging that frozen IVF embryos are persons deserving of full human rights. In his concurring opinion, Chief Justice Tom Parker stated, “In summary, the theologically based view of the sanctity of life adopted by the People of Alabama encompasses the following: (1) God made every person in His image; (2) each person therefore has a value that far exceeds the ability of human beings to calculate; and (3) human life cannot be wrongfully destroyed without incurring the wrath of a holy God, who views the destruction of His image as an affront to Himself.” Hallelujah!


When Elijah despaired, feeling he was the lone prophet in Israel, God reassured him, “I have kept for myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal” (1 Kings 19:18; Rom 11:4). Brothers and sisters, God will always preserve a remnant. He will always have a people. He never ceases, never falters. So, let’s not succumb to despair like Elijah. Instead, let us thank God for the enduring light of the gospel that shines in this world!


Pastor Chance

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