For Christians, the context for the existence of evil is not just the good creation that precedes it. It is the redemption that will overcome evil. Anchored in His victory over death, Jesus offers abundant, overflowing life, not just in the distant future, but now. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy,” Jesus announced: “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” This is no prosperity gospel. Nor is it some detached, pietistic hope of heaven. In Christ, there is life that both secures our eternal destiny and endows our earthly existence with meaning, love, and identity.