"Take heart – I have overcome the world." - John 16:33
Jesus was offering peace to his disciples in turbulent and changing times. The disciples were about to scatter in their confusion, as their leader would be falsely accused and sentenced to die by the ruling authorities. Easter reminded us of a time when everything was upside-down. Yet, Jesus told his followers to “take heart” right in the midst of all that chaos.
The message of peace and courage is true for us today. In anxious and fearful times, we can take heart – Jesus has overcome the world. With my whole heart, I encourage you to spend time learning from and leaning into Jesus. Spend more time in Scripture than you do on media that is filled with so much bad news. As you do so, I am fully confident your peace and courage will increase, while anxiety and fear will decrease. We, at RSVP Ministries, have created resources and events so that you, and those within your virtual reach, can “take heart” and rely on Jesus, who has overcome the world!
Donna Lamothe, Executive Director