A snowstorm in Europe grounds thousands of flights for several days in December.
Blizzards, incessant snow storms paralyze much of the US.
Flooding in England.
Floods devastating South America. In Columbia, they have experienced the worst rainy season and flooding in 42 years of record-keeping. In Venezuela, 1.5 million people have been affected by flooding in the past few months. 1.5 million!! That’s more than the entire population of Saskatchewan! Brazil‘s flooding has been called the worst in that country’s history.
Flooding in Australia has been called a “once-in-a-century” event. However, a century ago the entire continent of Australia had barely 1 million people and now they have a population over 22 million! The damage and destruction are unprecedented.
Fighting in the streets of Tunisia causing widespread panic and thousands of tourists escaping for fear of their lives.
Sudan is in the midst of division over racism and religion. Christians are threatened and families are torn apart.
North Korea is threatening a holy-war against the South.
And let’s not forget about the Middle East. Currently the Iranians are arming and training Hezbollah in an attempt to intimidate and potentially attack Israel.
This is a handful of headlines happening in the world today. I could go on and on and on. There are literally thousands of reports of disasters, wars, fighting, death, destruction, earthquakes, devastation and so on. Haiti is no better off than a year ago, California has been flooded, snowstorms have halted travel, grounded flights, trapped people in their homes.
The world is at a breaking point.
You will hear of wars and rumors 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.
As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.
42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43 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. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
Some people may call me a little crazy, maybe I am. But I believe that God’s word is proven and it is truth. I also believe that Jesus’ words are a warning to us to be on the alert. Our world population is over 7 billion and at no time in history has there ever been as much turmoil in the world. It is also worth noting that we live in a time when the internet and television provide us with up to the second coverage on anything and everything happening in our world….kind of like the confirmation of “wars and rumors of wars”. Makes you think, doesn’t it?