You know you live in a fallen world when a father changing his child’s diaper reaches inside the diaper bag and gets shot to death by a gun from the diaper bag, leaving the child injured as well.
You know you live in a fallen world when one weekend you’re at your brother’s funeral and two weeks later you’re at your son’s funeral.
You know you live in a fallen world when you jump to the rescue of a child drowning only to find yourself with a broken back and foot for jumping in an area that wasn’t deep enough.
Some situations only invite you to shake your head in disbelief. And that’s the world we live in.
You will find great people, very caring individuals, wonderful happenings. Whether it’s the people or the moments, regardless of how wonderful they appear to be, they will mostly be short-lived. And there’s not much you and I can do to prevent anything for troubles come at us like arrows in the dark.
Even as Christians, we are not without troubles in this fallen world. Yet, we have our mean of comfort, our hope and trust in Christ Jesus.
Job once said,
”I know that my redeemer lives,
and that in the end he will stand on the earth.
And after my skin has been destroyed,
yet in my flesh I will see God;
I myself will see him
with my own eyes—I, and not another.
How my heart yearns within me!” said Job. (Job 19:25-27)
Habakkuk once said,
”Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will be joyful in God my Savior.”
And Jesus said to those following him,
”I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
Take heart, this world is not our final home, though we may spend either very few or too many years suffering it.
Find a home in Jesus.