The Beginning of Sorrows
by Randy Chambers, 2014-07-31
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. The world seems to be coming apart at the seams. Wars and rumors of wars abound. Unprovoked violence against the innocent is rampant. The world and national political scene is a breeding ground for corruption; a place void of
integrity, where winning elections outweighs the will of the people; a place where parties thrive on doing nothing but discovering new ways to destroy the opposition--regardless of the cost to the nation. But "see to it that you are not alarmed," Jesus tells us, "such things must happen." This is only the beginning of sorrows. And even now we may be dazed by the events, and perplexed as to what is to be done. How do we fight against terrorists and power hungry dictators? How do we stop senseless abuse and killings of the innocent? How do we fight against self-promoting political powers, and seemingly untouchable and unsympathetic establishments? We pray. In prayer, we have a weapon more powerful than any forged on this earth. We need simply to deploy it, and trust the God who is over all.