Yesterday one of our pastors, encouraged us by saying "overcome evil with good". The backdraft of that is behind the outpouring of help from loving countries and groups and individuals , local governments and national goverments going to the victims of typhoon Haiyan there is ugly side of man showing up like looting, apparent denial of some local officials and national officials,etc.
Even in calamities , good and evil appear to come together.In my own life,part of my heart wants to help and part of it wants to withhold. But is 'nt life is like that we journey to perfection to be perfect like our Father in heaven is perfect.That journey may not be smooth.
Some might think where is God when calamity strikes ? I believe He is there crying. Crying ? you may ask, why did He not stop the thyphoon? It could be man needs some discipline. Discipline ? Perhaps we are forgetting God, perhaps we are only thinking about ourselves, what we can get from Him ?
Overcome evil with good, that is what Jesus Christ did.He endured the cross , the evil and sin of man , and paid for it by His body, and blood.Willingly He laid down His life so that you and I may have life and have it more abundantly.
Yes Jesus overcame evil, and through Him we too will and have the victory. Let us follow Jesus now and forever more.