Signs of the Times.

“Fear seems to be the dominant mood of the moment. Hurricanes, tidal waves, floods, earthquakes and terrorism this year have all brought with them not only appalling scenes of devastation, death and suffering, but also outrage at the lack of preparations to avoid or cope with these disasters. Now even the birds of the air are a threat we are told…could be carrying the virus which might soon kill tens of millions of people” (The Economist  22nd Oct 2005).   One could add disease drought, pestilence and wars etc to these woes. As awful as these signs are of the coming “time of trouble such as never was” (Daniel 12v1), they  tell us the coming of Jesus is near as he told us, “Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth” (Luke21v26).

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