It can be difficult to remember the security of our eternity when we’re facing the ugly realities of a sinful and fallen world. We’re seeing the foundations of our nation’s spiritual heritage broken down and threatened. We’re feeling the pains the world felt during the 400 years of silence without the guiding voice of God. How are we to cope?

Well, first of all, we’re not to dismay. Remember the overwhelming and soul-penetrating joy that was brought to earth at the birth of Christ! Recall what the angel told the frightened shepherds that very night: “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people” (Luke 2:10).

God did not leave us. Jesus is Immanuel, “God with us,” and the Word has made it clear that He is coming back again (Hebrews 9:28). The world is aching for Christ, and we have an ordained duty to bring His love and truth to those around us while we wait for His triumphant return.

Even when the world seems to be falling apart, we have a steadfast and unshakable foundation in our victorious God. And when He comes again, heaven and earth will be reconciled in a beautiful and holy display of the power of our Creator.

So rejoice! We have a Savior who is victorious over the grave and wasn’t contained by the tomb. While we await His return, let us remind others of this Gospel, this Good News. Live with faith, conviction, and courage even in the fire. All around us, people are broken by their sin and beaten down by their lives, and they need a loving Christian to tell them about the One who died and rose and is coming again. Will you be that Christian?