Refugee Status? Matthew 24
What is going on?
There is an 18 year old refugee blowing up train sections in London, England, putting that country on “critical” alert! There are leaders in the world committing genocide! Hurricanes, one after another, slamming into America! North Korea flexing its bomb muscles! Canada has a province burning! Islands have been leveled! Whales are dying and scientists don’t know why!
This world is in trouble! While all this is happening, we, in the free world, separate from disasters and floods and burnings, are all focused on our cell phones. People are dying because they walk out in front of buses while texting! The most popular profit product in the world today: head phones! So people can put them on, turn on their phone and separate themselves from the rest of the world! Our social interaction is dying, because we are all so caught up in the “self” phone industry.
Where is Jesus in all this chaos? Where was HE 2,000 years ago? Watching! Waiting! Jesus was in His 30’s before He began His ministry! Have you ever wondered what He was doing for the first 30 years of His life! He saw the suffering of people! He saw the land being raped by the soldiers while they stole from those who were trying to harvest it! Jesus saw the pain of those days! Like He sees the pain of today!
There have been those who have said: our world has seen wars in the past; animals have gone extinct before; slavery existed hand in hand with genocide in the past! But here is the difference between then and now: All of these things happening in the world–it is world wide! Not isolated in Africa or the Middle East or Israel! All the hatred; all the weather; all the pain combined with terror is world wide! We do not know the face of our enemy! And I am only scratching the surface of pain and suffering going on right now!
So, what can we do? Pray! Keep hope alive! Speak out against tyranny! Support our law! And release your faith! Do not keep your light under a bushel! So much suffering is happening in this world today because so many people think there are many options to salvation: There is only one option and His Name is above all names: Jesus Christ!
Keep looking up, for His return is imminent!
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