Matthew 24:6, NIV:  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.

Look around these days, and you may wonder what the world is coming to. The simple answer might be, that it is coming to an end. When, however, is completely up to our Lord—not presidents, politicians, priests, or any other people. And though the world around us may seem to be falling apart, let not your hearts be troubled, God is in control. We know our Lord could come tomorrow, or perhaps not even in our lifetime. Yet we know with certainty He will come, and we know without question, the world will come to an end. At times, it is easy to see why we would become preoccupied with the end of the world. But worry and over-speculation are not fitting for the mind of a believer. We acknowledge what is, but trust that He is greater. We continue on in Christ, and we continue to love God and to love others. The whole world may be crumbling around us, yet we need not fear, but simply find peace in the eyes of Christ. For our home is in Him. And He will never be shaken.