Jesus gave His life to save us from our sin. The Apostle Paul tells the Church in Galatia that this was all according to God’s Will to rescue all believers from the “present evil age.” But if Jesus has completed His perfect Work on the Cross to save us from evil, from sin, then why is evil still present around us?
One day, Jesus will completely remove us from the presence of evil. Either when He returns in Glory, or when He calls us home to be with Him, we will be safe in His Goodness. No longer will we be subject to temptation or suffer the pain of sin inflicted upon us by others. On that day, we will rest in perfect peace with Him. But until that time comes, we rest in the salvation from the power of evil over us. While we struggle in our own flesh to resist the temptation of sin, we are assured that our Savior has already taken away its power to separate us from God. Because of Jesus, we are not controlled by sin any longer. Our Lord has given us the choice to live under His authority instead of sin’s authority. For that we can be grateful. The Grace and Peace that we receive from Jesus Christ is a Grace that is unmerited but given freely, and a Peace which surpasses all understanding because of all that the Lord has done for us.