Aug 7th (237 words)
What is coming? The ground is rumbling. There is a distant sound of big engines moving big machines. They are moving closer and closer. What is coming?
When you know what is coming it can help you make an adjustment in order to prepare.
Do we know what is coming? Do we have an idea of what the future holds? I believe so.
I believe - God exists. He has revealed himself to us. He has worked in history to save us by Jesus. He has given us his Spirit to help us. He has told us what is coming and how to prepare!
How do we prepare for what is coming? Jesus sent his disciples out like sheep going into the wolf-pack. Mat 10:16 – “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves…” How did they prepare for this? I think the assumption is that they stay close to the shepherd.
We prepare for the world-crisis (how do you write this in the plural form? – more-than-one-world-crisis)… We prepare for the many crises in the world by staying close to God.
He knows what is really going on. He knows the part he wants us to play – the role for us that he has written in his play-book. Know God, know yourself, and love – love God, love others!
Happy August everyone.