Many of you are too young to remember a radio personality by the name of Paul Harvey who’s famous line was, “Now you know the rest of the story.” He was known for his thoughtful quotes. He said, “In times like these it is good to remember that there have always been times like these.”
As we hear and read the news today we learn of so much strife, hating and killing, wars and rumors of wars, earthquakes, drought, famine, et cetera. It all can make you feel vulnerable to a personal tragedy at any time. The Bible also says that men’s hearts will fail them because of fear.
But wait, you say……these things have been going on in our world since creation. It is only that we are more aware of these happenings around the world because of our high technical media. True….but we must not get apathetic in our understanding of the end times as prophesied in the Old and New Testaments.
I know….this is a really heavy subject, but I must write what the Lord has put on my heart to share with you today.
Jesus instructed his disciples with these words in Matthew 24 and Mark 13.
“Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but then the end will come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.”
Wow…I need to pay attention, and stay in God’s Word.
I need to keep the main thing, the main thing.
I need to be strong in my belief that Jesus is the Christ the Savior of my soul…..the soon coming King.
I need to share His love with everyone I meet and claim their soul for salvation.
Yes…life goes on and we continue with what is set before us in our daily work and ministry. Jesus also said “Occupy until I come.” That is what I will do with God’s help…how about you?
I am reminded of a song from the 60’s….
“In times like these, you need a Savior.
In times like these, you need an anchor.
Be very sure, be very sure….
your anchor holds, and grips the Solid Rock.
This Rock is Jesus, yes He’s The One.
The Rock is Jesus, the Only One.
Be very sure, be very sure…
your anchor holds, and grips the Solid Rock.”