Thursday is for Hope
Coleman Luck, a Facebook™ friend and Hollywood producer (among his credits, the TV show The Equalizer) quoted James Russell Lowell today in a post critiquing modern media. Lowell was an American poet and abolitionist who penned the following lines:
Truth forever on the scaffold,
wrong forever on the throne,
yet that scaffold sways the future,
and behind the dim unknown
standeth God within the shadow,
keeping watch above His own.
Lowell may not have been the literary giant that he hoped he would be but those six lines are a gem. Truth is always on trial and every culture seems to exalt more wickedness than righteousness, but Christians should never lose hope because, truth, in the end will win out. Why? Because God watches. Nothing escapes Him. Justice will triumph. Wrongs will be righted. The godly will be vindicated.
The resurrection assures the glory.
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable,
always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that
your toil is not in vain in the Lord.”
1 Corinthians 15:58 (NASB)