Pray for Japan!
“More disasters!! When will it stop?” someone said to me, “There seems to be more and more of these happening! It’s scary!”
Yes it is… but not unexpected! Jesus said in Matthew’s Gospel chapter 24:
4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumours of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.
I’m no expert on “end times” or on theological arguments about the return of Jesus, but I do know that in these days of recession, wars and rumours of wars, nation rising against nation – Egypt, Lybia, Christchurch, Japan… Jesus said “see to it that you are not alarmed!” Another translation says – Don’t be troubled!
How can we do this? …not be troubled when we see such things happening?
I think these things should make us go to prayer and to be sure of where we stand in faith.
God is not mean, he has said that the earth would be like this and that men would hate each other… but He has also made a way, through Jesus, for us to find help, peace and strength in these days.
James 5:8 tells us to, “Take courage, for the coming of the Lord is near!”
Let us pray for the nations of the world – they are filled with people that God loves so much!
Let us take courage, press in to know our Saviour better and show others His great love and mercy
Let us reach out to love and help where we can and lay aside the petty differences and doubts we have with each other.
Let us Love God, Love Life, Love people!