Good Morning October 3

It is easy to recite a litany of the worlds troubles. Jesus said that we would hear of wars and rumors of war, famines and earthquakes in various places. Besides these are the myriad of social ills, redefining marriage, killing our children, polluting our world, etc. We apply our technologies, our smart weapons, our years of learning, but the problems persist. We like to point to our progress in medicine, technology, and other fields, but we fight the same problems century after century, only with a modern veneer. The only progress possible is progress in the human heart, and only Jesus can bring that about. Until He returns, the world will not be at peace. But until He returns we can have His peace as we allow Him to touch and change our hearts. In one of the most fearful times for His disciples Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”(John 14:27) We can be at peace in the midst of this broken world, and we can extend that peace to others. The world’s ills will remain with us, but be of good cheer, Jesus has overcome the world. (John16:33)