The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. May the grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. Rom. 16:20
Heavenly Father, what a great verse to ponder and cherish in this season. You are the God of peace, yet we are a people who worry. Though our world increasingly repudiates your name, you reign, rule, and rejoice.
The nations conspire, you laugh (Psalm 2). Evil advances, your Kingdom advances more. Jesus’ crushing on the cross (Isa. 53:10) was the crushing blow to the kingdom of darkness.
According to this passage, a Day is coming when everywhere we place our feet will be filled with your presence and glory. Jesus’ victory and Satan’s defeat will be our “eternal dance floor.” This doesn’t mean “we win.” It means the Lamb of God has triumphed—even over our sin, unbelief, and fears.
How then are we to live, as we wait for the Day of all things new? Pensive and passive, worried and withdrawn, agitated and angry? No, 10,000 times no. You bid us share the Gospel, love to your glory, and live with hope.
As Paul states, may the grace of Jesus be with us—every possible way. May it fill, transform, gentle, and free us. May we be the best neighbors, friends, co-workers, and servants—wherever you’ve placed us. So very Amen we pray, in the hope-laden, grace-full name of Jesus.