Endurance

Fidel Castro died on Friday. Fidel had been the dictator of Cuba from 1959 until a few years ago when he ceded power to his brother, Raul.

For years and years this wicked man thumbed his nose at God and the Western world. He imprisoned Christians. He created a communist state from which many folks risked their lives on the ocean in a desperate bid to come to the United States.

There was dancing in the street in Miami Friday night, they were banging pots and pans and singing. Finally, this man will meet his reward. His ashes will be memorialized but he is in torment even now.

What lesson can we take from observing the death of Fidel Castro? God will not be mocked. God’s wheel of justice moves slowly but surely!

Revelation 6:9-10 (ESV) When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne. They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”

The encouragement I would have for you today is to never give up on God. He is there working – even when we cannot see Him. Keep on the good path. It will lead to a good end. Trust God in His faithfulness, His sovereignty, and His justice

Hebrews 10:36-39 (ESV) For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. For, “Yet a little while, and the coming one will come and will not delay; but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.” But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.

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