My Musings – “It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass.” (Sam Gamgee, The Two Towers, by J. R. R. Tolkien).
All the great stories are full of darkness and danger. Good pitted against evil. Suspense over which would prevail, as they were equally balanced against each other so that the outcome balanced on the edge of a razor. Good did not always triumph. Evil was never fully vanquished – only for a season before it took shape once again.
What about our great story? In these “last days” as the darkness grows, “how could our end be happy?” “How [can] the world go back the to the way it was, when so much bad [is yet to come]?” It cannot. But that does not mean evil wins. Evil has been doomed from the beginning. Even though very powerful, it “will be [overthrown] by the breath of His [Jesus’] mouth and [destroyed] by the splendor of His coming.” “In the end, it’s only a passing thing. Even darkness must pass.” Because light always extinguishes darkness, chasing away even shadows. Darkness cannot dispel light. With all the power this “tower” of darkness has, it does not have that power.
My Advice – There stands two towers. You must swear allegiance to one or the other. No choice is a choice for the tower of the prince of this world. As we’ve seen, his time is short. In the end, he is the one who loses. That end has never been in doubt. Wouldn’t you rather stand with the tower in God’s Kingdom? Choose Christ and His Kingdom of Righteousness. It’s coming. He’s coming. Can’t you hear the trumpet sounding? Can’t you hear the shout of the Arch Angel? Look to His coming, look to the east for “The Return of the King.” It won’t be much longer now. It is sooner now than when we first believed. “Amen, come Lord Jesus!“