It is an iconic line, it succinctly expresses the concept that evil might inflict a blow against good but, in the end, good will always win. Yet, today there is a sense that good might not win over evil and the hero could be defeated by the villain. Studies, polls and articles have documented that people feel less hopeful.
Quite possibly, the reason could be that society has lost its definition of what is good and what is evil. We have slowly compromised on what God calls righteous and what He says is sin until we can no longer recognize the difference. Or, perhaps, we do not want to acknowledge evil as wicked and good as right because it would force us to either change our behavior or admit that we are sinful and therefore allies of the adversary.
Isaiah wrote about it more than 2700 years ago. “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter” (Isaiah 5:20).
The New Year, the start of 2016, might be the perfect time to rediscover a new hope. Return to the One who knows good from evil, right from wrong and hope, above all, from despair.