I still remember the first time I read this verse. I was reading along in 1 John, and then it was like the verse was illuminated on the page. I mean, this is amazing! Jesus is saying that we will have troubles in this world (we all know that, right?) and then he totally switches the focus of what he’s saying. Instead of saying something like “but try your best, and you’ll make it through” as I would expect, he says that he has OVERCOME the world. We’re with him so we don’t have to bow to trials that come our way.
September 13, 2010