I’m a preacher who likes to cite chapter and verse from the Bible for everything I write or preach. As far as I know, what I’m going to write today is not encapsulated in any single verse, but I think you can find it running throughout the whole Bible.
The other day, as I was contemplating how bleak the situation looks for the country, I was struck at how powerfully and irresistibly and sometimes invisibly God remains at work in his creation. And when we see that work it is, from our perspective at least, often ironic, beautiful, and sweet.
That’s not to say things will necessarily turn out well for this country or for me, as far as this exisiting creation is concerned. But it does mean things will turn out well–sometimes even here.