One can’t help but wonder about all the unbelievable natural disasters that are taking place in our world. From major flooding and record breaking snow storms to today’s deadly earthquake in Japan that caused a significant tsunami that destroys everything in its path.
I have never been a doomsday kind of guy but what is happening in our world today seems to be directly connected to the Bible. Romans 8:19-21 says For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. (NLT)
All of creation was tainted with the sin of man way back in the garden. It continues to cry out with a desire to be free from decay. I know that we have always had natural disasters, but I can’t help but notice how it seems to be way more frequent. I even believe that things will continue to get worse as we head towards the return of Christ.
Mark 13:7-9 says And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately. Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in many parts of the world, as well as famines. But this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come. “When these things begin to happen, watch out! (NLT)
I don’t know if you picked up on it, but all of this is happening and happening on an high level. With the wars in the Middle East of many unsettled countries to the earthquakes and famine that is going on around the globe, it is safe to say we should take note. I read the other day that 34,000 people die everyday of starvation. Hard for any of us to fathom since we live in such a blessed nation.
However, with all that our world continues to experience, I am confident of my faith in God. No matter how bad things may get, I know who is in control and I read the last chapter of the book. For those who have trusted in HIM (Jesus Christ) it will all work out in the end. I am going to hold on to that promise.
In the meantime, we should pray for the families in Japan and any in the destructive path of today’s tsunami. May the Lord give peace to those who have lost family members, homes and their livelihood.