Today is the day in Canada when we pause to remember all those who have given their lives in war for the sake of our country. Millions of young men and women have paid the ultimate price in the cause of preserving freedom and ending oppression. Even as you are reading this, there are countless numbers of people who are dying because they are caught in some sort of conflict. Will this ever end? Thankfully, the Gospel of God’s Kingdom points to a time when wars will cease
The Church of Jesus Christ is being besieged on ever side. It faces conflicts within and without. From the outside there are organizations and special interest groups of all kinds that are challenging our Christian faith and practice on the most fundamental levels. Inside there is all kinds of compromise and corruption being exposed that seriously challenges our credibility in the eyes of everyone, believers as well as non-believers. Continually fighting this battle on two fronts can prove to be exhausting, and can quickly lead us to despair. However, in the midst of the siege, I would like us to consider the encouragement of a godly king to look to the Greater One.