Is this the end?
I have a news service on my computer where I read the news. You may remember I turned my television off. Good decision. It just spewed negative information all the time. Now I can pick and choose what I want to see and view in a more deliberate way.
Anyway, this news service gives me a rundown of the day’s top stories. Today it is: Hurricane Maria making a direct hit on the Island of Puerto Rico; the death toll estimated at 200 – so far – in Mexico City after the earthquake; in the UK you can now use your finger print to buy groceries; a former POTUS is making speeches to the tune of $400K; terrorists are using FaceBook to spew their extremism; anger fuels the political climate (apparently we are angry about everything); a witch is casting spells; a drug raid in NYC found enough to kill 32 million people; a suicide bridge was added to a NYC bridge; there are multiple investigations going on, and the world is running out of antibiotics.
When you see all that together it makes you wonder how much longer we can go on. I worry about the next generation and what they will face. I am sure Daniel’s mother worried as he was sent off to Babylon or Hannah as she left Samuel at the temple under the influence of Eli’s wicked sons. Or my mother worried about Franklin as he drove across Europe to deliver a Land Rover to a hospital in Jordan. All three women, and countless others, trusted God through the millennia, to protect and provide for His own.
Be aware of the signs. Personally, I don’t think it will be much longer. But I know my grandparents felt that way, too. Each generation has thought, prayed and longed to be the ones to see Jesus come in the clouds. I remember overhearing such a conversation and thought, “Not until I get married.” The young desire to live a fulfilled life before Jesus comes and the older generation realizes Jesus is the fulfilled life!
Jesus tells us to be ready. Are you?
I like the title of my book: Fear Not Tomorrow, God is Already There!
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