Charles Dickens began his epic novel, A Tale of Two Cities, with these words: “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.”
We’re twenty-two years into this 21st century and no one has to convince us that it is the worst of times. CNN and Fox will help you out with that. Then there are some really wild and wacky things on Christian TV that will also help your understanding of the worst of times.
How about the best of times? God left the believers with many promises and here are a few that can help us realize these are the best of times.
And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock, I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Petrology is the study of rocks. When you research the rocks of the Bible, you realize Christ is the Rock and His church will be built. Peter was just a stone. Christ is the rock. That process has been going on for almost two thousand years now. He’s at it in the best of times and the worst of times. The same statement made to Peter is made to you as a believer today.
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
In the worst of times, you get to prove God is sufficient for every need.
Give it some thought.