I’ll admit it. Sometimes I just want to throw up my arms in disgust when I look at what’s going on in the world, the church and the lives of individuals. There is so much selfishness and even more craziness. The more this selfishness and craziness is expressed, the more it seems to grow and corrupt everything around it. And the result is increased suffering, widening polarization and a growing sense that the world is teetering on the edge of calamity. But that’s when God pulls me back from the edge and reminds me that God is still in control, God is fully invested in redeeming the world and that there are signs of God’s Kingdom all around me. This is not just a nice idea. It is reality. And I get to experience it right now because greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.