The Circumference of Darkness

In a brief post describing a key point from a talk by George Grant, Doug Wilson encouraged fellow Christians that the increase of trials in our lives is by no means an indication that things are going dangerously awry.  Instead, viewing our battlefront as an ever growing circle of light, we will necessarily be faced with more trouble at the perimeter as the diameter of Christ’s kingdom expands.  “The light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” (John 1:5)  His kingdom will be advanced, and we pray for grace to count our trials as joy since His purposes towards us for those trials are always for our good and the advancement of His glorious reign (Romans 8:28-39).  As Hilaire Belloc observed, “The Church is a perpetually defeated thing that always outlives her conquerors.”

Excelsior ad Dei Gloriam,

Chad Muller