Depart from me, all evildoers,Psalms 6:8-10
for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping.
9 The Lord has heard my plea for help;
the Lord accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies will be ashamed and shake with terror;
they will turn back and suddenly be disgraced.
Amen and amen. When I think about all the prospering evil doers in this world and the corresponding persecution and suffering of God’s people, I remind myself that God accepts our prayer. Though it may not be now or even in our lifetime, God’s will will be done and our enemies will be disgraced and brought low.
At present we are on the outside of the world, the wrong side of the door. We discern the freshness and purity of morning, but they do not make us fresh and pure. We cannot mingle with the splendours we see. But all the leaves of the New Testament are rustling with the rumour that it will not always be so. Some day, God willing, we shall get in. When human souls have become as perfect in voluntary obedience as the inanimate creation is in its lifeless obedience, then they will put on its glory, or rather that greater glory of which Nature is only the first sketch.CS Lewis