Many people choose not to listen to the news today. It is filled with so much darkness that it threatens to take away our joy at being alive. Retreating into the comfort of not knowing is one way people cope, and garner peace of mind and heart.
However, Jesus encourages us to look at the “present time” (Lk. 12:54-56). Our Lord who inserted Himself into our history shows that evil and darkness cannot win. The more we pay attention, the more we will see a “wonderful world” because our God reigns.
Lord Jesus, You inaugurated Your kingdom to show that Your power and might will always conquer the darkness and sin in our world. May we live our daily lives in celebration of the victory and mercy we have in You. Amen.