Just what is going on in our world?
Is anyone noticing that things just aren't "normal" anymore?
Lets take a look at a day's worth of headlines (and this isn't comprehensive by ANY means):
Flooded Australian city "like war zone"
Sicily looks on as Mount Etna erupts in spectacular fashion
Price shocks, Food Shortages and Global Economic Riots in 2011?
Rising food prices push countries to avert crisis
Brace for a crisis: President cautions of impending food crisis
Why a flooded Australia WIll Probably Boost Soaring Energy and Food Prices
More than 500 dead in Brazil's worst-ever disaster
Huge Fireball Spotted Over Southeast US
Magnitude 7.3 quake strikes off New Caledonia: USGS
Mount Edna Blasts Lava, Ash into the Sky
UN alarmed by mass graves in Ivory Coast
Will collapse of Lebanon's government lead to war?
In Pictures: Australia Biblical Floods
Death toll rises as Tunisian president promises change
U.S. Prepares For New Decade Of War In Asia
And this is actually a small sample of our world today. Our world in these final days as the countdown to the Tribulation continues. And many items were left off the above headlines because they weren't newsworthy today:
- Fears of reemerging Bird Flu and Swine Flu
- Iran's race to nuclear weapons
- Earthquakes around the world
- Riots around Europe as economies collapse
- The shift into a world currency and world governance
- Mysterious (still unexplained) massive bird and fish deaths around the world
The list goes on and on, but the headlines tell the story.
Our world is changing rapidly, just as foretold by the ancient prophets. Prophets that now serve as our guide through these rough waters. Thankfully, we have hope as we "endure" this world: Hope that has been given to us through the biblical scriptures which have completely defined this age in order to warn us and to comfort us.
The Bible tells us that our redemption is close at hand - that Jesus is close at hand. We are living in an era which has been described for centuries - as forewarned by God Himself through the prophets.
We're going to be just fine.
Keep looking up - Our Savior is coming and He is coming soon.