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After the tragic crash of Germanwings flight 9525, we have now heard the awful news that this crash that killed 150 people was a deliberate act of murder by the co-pilot.
Ironically, the very security precautions that were introduced to prevent an intruder from entering the cockpit ended up enabling the co-pilot to commit this act of mass-murder.
When we fly in a commercial airline, we have trust and security in the pilots, but this is another reminder that the effects of sin leave us without any certainty in humans or institutions.
We make plans and pursue dreams, but in the end, we can never have full certainty in people and organisations.
The one exception to this is Jesus.
In the midst of tragedy and uncertainty, we must hold onto real hope in the real Jesus with full assurance and confidence.
Let us pray for the families and friends of the victims, “while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Saviour, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.” (Titus 2:13-14).
It’s hard to imagine what it’s like to live under the daily fear of death and torture for following Jesus.
This is an experience we don’t face in Australia, although we know that there are many others around the world for whom this fear is real.
As we near the end of our series in Revelation we see the ultimate day of judgement, when Jesus judges all the people of the world, including Satan and his minions.
For those of us who do not see the blatant effects of the rule of Satan through the persecution of believers, we can be less enthusiastic about cheering with the multitude in Heaven when Satan and his followers are judged and sentenced to eternal punishment.
But when we see things through the eyes of Jesus, we will see that justice brings glory to God… which is something worth cheering about.
And so we pray that Jesus would come and judge the living and the dead, and bring ultimate justice to this world that has turned against the Lord.
Come, Lord Jesus, Come!