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Friday, 19 September 2008

Preserving Hope

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                                          Friday, September 19, 2008

Wars, Earthquakes, and Famines


    "Nations will fight against other nations. Kingdoms will
    fight against other kingdoms. There will be times when there
    is no food for people to eat. And there will be earthquakes
    in different places. These things are like the first pains
    when something new is born."

                            -- Mark 13:8 (ERV)

 
KEY THOUGHT:
The sad reality of our fallen world and our sinful state is that our world will always be full of war and human strife as well as natural disasters and the human suffering that accompanies them. We must endure these difficult struggles as part of our human lives in a temporal world. However, when Jesus does return in glory, we will be blessed and our fallen world will be redeemed. Glory awaits beyond the gloom of suffering, brutality, and disaster.


TODAY'S PRAYER:
O Father, please keep hope alive in those whose lives are overwhelmed with suffering and fear. Help me see beyond the gloom of my own challenges and problems to realize that these are part of a world that is passing away. Help me hold on in faith, trusting that the dawn is coming and that your glory awaits all those who love your Son and look expectantly for his coming! In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.


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