We often look at this world through which we are travelling and feel unsatisfied, unmoored, unsettled. We long to be elsewhere, in a place where the trouble of this time and place are not able to reach us.

I am not asking You to take them out of the world, but to keep them away from the evil one.

John 17:15

Don’t worry about this life. Jesus commanded it. But do know that he put you here with the intent of keeping you safe while you were here. We can look forward to the time when we see Him, but we also know that God is with us even now.

So, yes, we refrain from evil but we can’t escape it. We remain in this world in order to try to save others from that evil! Meanwhile, God will keep us away from the evil one.

Ethan Kirl