Our world needs Christians and the Christian message more than ever.
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Be an optimist
By Pastor Mark Jeske

We live in an age of cynicism.

If you listen to today’s hipsters and pundits and comedians, the dominant theme is sarcasm. The baby boomers were doubters, but their children don’t believe in much of anything anymore. They mock it all. All social institutions are viewed as inherently flawed and passé—government is assumed to be abusive; businesses all just organized rip-offs; the church corrupt and lying; and monogamous, lifelong marriage just slavery.

Our world needs Christians and the Christian message more than ever. We can be bringers and explainers of hope to a world that is desperate for something noble and big and good to believe in again. We can spread a message that our God is still powerful and wise and loving and that he is already living in the future to make it better for his believers.

Who could be more of an idealist than a biblical Christian? “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord” (Psalm 27:14). For believers the future is always better than the past. Christ makes optimists of us all, for he is already writing the ending chapters of the book of our lives and they contain a happy ending.

Do you believe this? Do you know someone who needs to hear this?

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