You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed…
It’s a little scary, isn’t it? When you turn on the news, open up Facebook, scroll through Instagram or talk to your way-too-into-politics relative, you’re just bombarded. Maybe you’re choosing to shut it all off, but maybe you’re curious. Or worried. Or just wondering when.
When is Jesus coming back?
Well, this is not that kind of blog. We don’t know and we won’t even speculate where on the End Times timeline we may be. But we will offer what we do know: peace. In the middle of lost lives and fear gripping the Middle East, we have a hope more secure and a peace that surpasses all understanding.
It may surprise us, but it doesn’t surprise Him.
For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. Colossians 1:16-17
When tension is high, violence is rampant and misinformation is flooding our feed, it’s natural to ask where God is in all of this. The answer is found in Colossians – He is before it all. He knew and He knows and He will cause everything to work out for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).
It’s good to know, in times of uncertainty, that we are not, nor have we ever been in control (of anything).
What am I supposed to do with this?
If you are a doer (James 1:22 applauds you) then you’re probably thinking something like, “even if God is good and in control, what’s the point? What am I supposed to do right now?”
Make the best use of your time. Ephesians 5 outlines how we should imitate Christ by walking in love and wisdom. If we’ll do this, people will see Christ’s love that casts out all fear.
So, whether we have today or another 100 years, let’s make the best use of our time and point our world to the Prince of Peace who will come again one day.