Mar 10 – Victor Hugo

World wars I and II. Korea, Vietnam, now Syria. On and on the wars come. Victor Hugo, French poet, novelist and dramatist who lived from 1802 to 1885, famous for Les Miserables and the Hunchback of Notre Dame also wrote of the future. But he and had an unreal view of mankind. He prophesied that “In the 20th century war will be dead, the scaffold will be dead… man will live and possess a great country-the earth. Now, in 2014 as we look back, clearly Hugo’s utopia didn’t come. Sadly, wars are still with us, hatred is alive and well. Man is still a fallen, sinful creature, as the Bible makes clear. However, there is hope. Paul wrote, “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Then later he explained, “believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved…” this is a dark world, but Jesus is the light of the world.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell