Center of Hope Devotion – December 29, 2020

Dear Friends,


Ellen told her husband he needed to stop watching the news before going to church. He didn’t listen. As they got ready and then drove to church, Ellen had to listen to Harold’s constant complaints about the state of the world. She felt his negativity affecting her, and she knew his attitude would make worship more difficult during the service.

Ellen finally said, “Yes, the world has a lot of problems. Aren’t you glad you don’t belong to it?” By the time they arrived at church, both their attitudes had changed. They felt ready to worship God, not because the world was bad, but because Christ had saved them from it.

The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign for ever and ever” (Revelation 11:15).

When things look bad, believers can stand on the truth that it isn’t politicians or the sinful ways of humankind that will have the final say. In the end, the Lamb will reign forever, and believers’ hope is secure in Him.

Thought for Today: God’s kingdom is victorious over the world.