Interesting news this week with potential prophetic implications:
Iran to launch new satellite into orbit
Tensions high in North Korea row
Egypt: Concern over bird flu cases
Iran at UN: Israel planning on striking our nuclear sites
Its kind of funny in a way; I've been thinking that this is a slow week, prophetically, yet we still see pertinent headlines, such as the above, appearing daily. Perhaps things have been moving SO rapidly over the past months, a relatively "normal" week seems "slow".
Jesus said that the signs would appear as birth pains - or - you might say that the signs would come in waves, with many signs clustered at one time. Over the past several weeks, we've seen major "contractions" as described on this site and now we see a slight lull in the action. I fully expect another "birth pain" or contraction to appear soon.
Jesus expects us to be continually watching for His return and specifically addressed those periods which would tempt us to relax or let our guard down:
"Therefore keep watch because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you must also be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him." (Matthew 24:42-44).