Today’s society seeks a diverse culture and a coexistence thereof. Many people seek the dream of equality and work hard in fulfilling that dream. The dream, however, often falls short in reality due to individualism and selfishness. Through classification of race and gender, and in turn segregation and judgment, the precious people made in the image of God are despised and ignored. Furthermore, those who are weak and in need of protection are subjected to exploitation, persecution, and violence.
In the midst of such a world, we must seek and hold still to one hope: Jesus Christ, who came into this world as the light of life. Our Lord Jesus Christ, through his death and resurrection, transformed the laws of this world – of sin and misery and death – into the law of God, that is, the law of eternal life and glory.
Whoever believes in Jesus Christ who has accomplished these things would, at no cost, receive eternal life, glory, and love. To be able to believe in these things, however, the Holy Spirit who has come to this world for us must work in us.
Our Lord not only worked for the great blessing of salvation full of God’s love, but he also, through the power of the Holy Spirit, worked in our midst. Jesus Christ traveled to many places, doing good work and healing those afflicted by the devil; and his being able to do these things is a sign that God was at work.
Even today, there are those who believe in Jesus Christ and live with the Holy Spirit. If anyone is to receive the power of the Holy Spirit who worked with Jesus Christ, that person will surely come to share the absolute goodness and love of God even in this world filled