‘When you hear of wars and rumours of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.’ Mark 13:7
We have a very nervous dog. She’s absolutely terrified of thunder, and hears it in the distance long before we do … the first inkling we have of it is a blur of dog fur hurtling up the stairs, followed by frantic clawing as she tunnels through everything stored under our bed.
Until she’s sure the threat has passed, not even a pork chop will coax her out.
Living in a land where the only terrifying sound in the sky is that of thunder, I can only begin to imagine how dreadful it must be to live in a war-zone. The slightest rumble of distant warfare brought to our home by orbiting TV satellites is enough to make me recoil in horror, and want to scramble under the bed with the dog. The mere thought of such things happening is terrifying.
When Jesus speaks of frightening future events it’s not to alarm us, but to encourage us – ‘Don’t be alarmed’, He says, they ‘must happen’. His telling us about them in advance reassures us that nothing takes God by surprise, and that He’s in control.
We can trust firmly in His goodness. Earth and its affairs are temporary. Earth will ‘wear out like a garment’ (Isaiah 51:6), having served the purposes for which God created it. It’s only mankind’s temporary home … our gateway to heaven.
Father, I pray for those living through terrible events – that they will know and trust in You, and receive Your peace. Please replace fears with faith. Amen.
Today’s devotion was by Cara Grant.
My own comment :
Jesus warned us of future events not to alarm us, but to prepare us. One day we will all die – fact! So be sure that you know Jesus as your own Saviour.
He gives you peace now and eternity in heaven when you die … if you come to Him.
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Why put it off?
Please open your heart to Him today and invite Him in. You won’t regret it friends.
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Many thanks for reading this. God bless you, Laura Maxwell.