"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
John 16:33 (NIV)
Sometimes the evil one seems to be exploiting every human weakness. Evil seems to be manifest everywhere in our world. But there is Good News!
The power of the world controlled by Satan was defeated when Jesus accepted His Father’s will to go to the cross. He defeated sin and death, but He had to pay a horrible price. It was not an easy walk Jesus took from the gates of Jerusalem to the cross.
We need to be reminded that Jesus overcame the world! We, at Lutheran Indian Ministries, reach out and bring the Good News to the Native people who deal with generational trauma. They are living the sins of their fathers and the founding fathers. Scientists are now saying that this trauma is actually encoded in their DNA.
The only way to minister to this broken population is through the power of the Cross. Jesus defeated sin, death, and Satan, and He also defeated the generational trauma of sexual abuse, abandonment, alcoholism, and drug abuse. Praise God, for the sacrifice He made for each one of us! Praise Him for His mercy and grace!
Thank you, Jesus, for Your promises, faithfulness, and triumph over Satan. Give us your peace to share with those in need as we reflect upon your ride into Jerusalem and what You did for us on the cross. In Jesus’ name, Amen.