So now we enter another year. 2018, with all its joys, worries and sorrow, is history. I have never known such a chaotic world. All over the world people are experiencing troubles. Many live in fear of their lives in war torn countries. Many try to start new lives by fleeing their homes and making dangerous journeys to more peaceful areas often to be met with hostility.
Others fear the consequences of climate change. Recently there have been peaceful marches in our country to make us aware of the damage our lifestyle is doing to our world. Sir David Attenborough warns that our lives will become impossible unless governments cooperate to slow down pollution in all its forms.
Many all over the world are starving or suffering from disease.Earthquakes, floods, fires and tsunamis threaten. Selfishness and violence and crime are rife.
I just do not believe that the world’s problems can be solved by humankind. There has never been a time in history when everyone in the world has had peace.
Christians must always try to do what they can to make the lives of those around them better but they know that the human race just won’tever be able to put everything right .The Bible believer knows that the Lord Jesus Christ foretells these chaotic times. In Luke’s Gospel we read, ”Then he (Jesus) said to them(his disciples) “Nation will rise up against nation and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes and in various places famines and pestilences……and on the earth distress of nations with perplexity…..people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. (Luke 21 :10-11 & 25-26)
Then Jesus promises that He will come again! “ And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Nowwhen these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads because your redemption is drawing near.” (Luke 21:28)
As I prepare, by God’s grace, to enter 2019 I know what resolution I shall make. I shall try to pray every day for the Christ’s coming again. God will make Jesus the King of the earth. He will bring peace and happiness and end all chaos and evil.
God’s Kingdom come.
His will be done on earth as it is in heaven! Come quickly, Lord Jesus!
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