and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” Luke 1:33 NIV
When Gabriel told Mary that she would have a child, He saw into the future, past the crucifixion and to the victory – Jesus’ kingdom would never end. Our struggles and pain are temporary. We can look past our challenges to the future when we reign with Jesus.
fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 NIV