The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.
- 1 John 3:8
And the King says, "Look! God and his children are together again. No more running away. Or hiding. No more crying or being lonely or afraid. No more being sick or dying. Because all these things are gone. Yes, they're gone forever. Everything sad has come untrue. And see -- I have wiped away every tear from every eye!"
And then a deep beautiful voice that sounded like thunder in the sky says, "Look, I am making everything new!"
- Sally Lloyd Jones, The Jesus Storybook Bible
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Reader, the reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. To bring in His kingdom, to bring light to the darkness, healing to the broken, sight to the blind. To show that when He is king, all things are made new. Being in submission to Jesus means the truest, deepest freedom. Obedience to Him is the only freedom, because one day, we will be free completely from sin, free only to obey. And everything sad will come untrue.
This is our hope, our promise, our future.
Today, my heart is full of this joy.
I hope I never stop learning this, never stop teaching this to my son.