Five years ago, my youngest daughter spent a year teaching in southern China. My husband Steve and I went to visit her, and we all took a side trip to Vietnam. While there, we went on a tour through “Hanoi Hilton”–the prison where John McCain was held as a POW for 5+ years.

Over the weekend, I watched some news shows about McCain’s dramatic life. I have a tremendous respect for him, largely because he endured that POW experience. After seeing Hanoi Hilton first hand, up close and personal, I don’t know how he did it. It was haunting.



Whenever someone tosses out the question of how could a good God let evil happen in this world, I want to flip that question around. Why do we underestimate the power of evil?

Places like Dachau, Auschwitz, Hanoi Hilton–they are but a taste of the Enemy at work in this world.

And then flip it around one more time, to rest your soul on this truth: “Greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4).


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