Good Morning November 18

We all seek victory. When we go to war, we are in it for victory. When we watch a sporting event we are rooting for victory. We speak of victory in elections and court cases. We want victory over some bully or unfairness in a system. But where we find our true victory is in Jesus Christ. The Apostle John wrote, “For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.”(IJ.5:4) This victory often makes no sense by worldly standards. I read an interview with Joni Eareckson Tada, a quadriplegic from age 17, living with chronic pain, and having received a diagnosis of breast cancer. She has every worldly reason to rail against God, and complain about her life, but she doesn’t. She only speaks of how each trial has brought her closer to Jesus, and what she has learned through His Word. Her life looks like defeat, but in her faith she has overcome the world, and touched the lives of countless others.