This week we heard the terrible news of an attack by Islamic extremists on a tabloid office in Paris that left 12 dead and many injured. Such destruction is an awful example of what sin has done to the hearts of men. It saddens our Lord and all who follow Him.
Yet, in the midst of this terrible news, there has also been an encouraging response. Many people are rising up to show support to those who were attacked. It’s leading to a loud battle cry of, “The pen is mightier than the sword!” There’s a strong belief being backed with actions that terrorist activity will not stop journalists and others from speaking out against evil. In fact, it may prompt even more vocal retaliation.
This is a commentary in real life on Christian life. Throughout history, evil men have tried to silence the Word of God by force. They’ve slaughtered God’s prophets, burned His Bibles and threatened His followers. Yet, they’ve NEVER been successful! Why? Because the Good News of God’s love for us in Jesus, as proclaimed in God’s Word, has MUCH MORE POWER than the evil threats and actions of those who’ve been deceived by Satan.
We will continue to keep our Thumbs Up to Jesus! He’s our peace, comfort, joy, hope and LIGHT in a dark world. Not all the darkness in the world can overcome His Light. Not all the evil attacks of those deluded by Satan can stop the spread of the GOSPEL WORD! When it comes to life in God’s way, it will always be true that the pen is mightier than the sword. His WORD of JOY is our STRENGTH! (Cf. Nehemiah 8:10)