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Jesus Will Win

A friend told me of an incident that happened while he was in seminary. Since the school had no gymnasium, he and his friends played basketball in a nearby public school. The elderly janitor waited patiently until the seminarians finished playing. Invariably he sat there reading his Bible. One day my friend asked him what he was reading. The man answered, “The Book of Revelation.” Surprised, my friend asked if he understood it.

“Oh, yes,” the man assured him. “I understand it.”

“What does it mean?”

Very quietly the janitor answered, “It means that Jesus is gonna win.”

That is the best commentary I have ever heard on that book. Jesus is going to win. That is the Biblical mindset. That is the confidence we need as we face the future when—God alone knows when—the river may begin to rise again.

Vernon Grounds, Christianity Today, February 2, 1979