“Why do the nations rage and the peoples’ plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying, “Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision. Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying, “As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill.” Psalm 2:1-6 ESV
All around us people reject God, and actually do everything in their power to come against all He stands for, and all that stand for Him. The world scoffs at Christians because they scoff at Jesus. “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you.’” John 15:19-20a.
Followers of Christ will not be left in shame at the coming of our glorious King. One out one person will die. Every day we get older and closer to the day we breathe our last. Those who do not follow Christ, follow Satan headlong to the peril of death in hell. God reaches His mighty hand and calls us to repent from the rebellion that mankind ensued even since the day Adam and Eve sinned. Whoever doesn’t heed this warning, rejects God who not only is Creator but even Himself died that we would be free of our own unraveling. If you are scoffing at him and there will be a day that He will scoff at you. If you have trusted in Jesus as your Savior there will come a day when you will no longer be the object of contempt of ridicule… We will be joyful subjects of the glorious King. We get to hail Him and take part in His heavenly Kingdom.
As children of God, we don’t fear shouting our Father’s praises no matter how much the world tried to silence our song. Christians are told to keep their faith to themselves. We are being pressured to keep our religion in our hearts, our homes, and our pews. No matter where God leads, we have a story to tell of our redemption and God’s work in our lives. Even amidst the walls of a hospital at the end of our lives, or at the end of ourselves, believers can boldly proclaim Christ and look forward to our heavenly reward. We were at one time walking in darkness, like the rest of the world—headed for hell! God saved us and he’s coming soon. He is on His way! How could we possibly keep this a secret?! God has done, is doing, and will continue to do wonderful things through His people. May we be excited to see His providences with eyes of faith, and to tell of them to all around us!