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Redeem the Time

"We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption and the redemption of our bodies." Romans 8:22 & 23

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, there have been reports of significant earthquakes throughout the world. Now, earthquakes have been occurring since the beginning of time, but the size and the frequency have notably increased over the last two years. This in itself does not mean the Lord is coming back tomorrow, but we cannot deny the prophetic words of Jesus.

“Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.” Mark 13:8

In times like these, we need to remember to thank God for His great mercy and love. Considering how rebellious we all are as a people on what is, after all, His earth, it is a wonder why the Lord has put up with us this long. The answer: God so loved the world.

Recent events have indeed revealed the fragility of our world system. It has raised the anxiety level of many to dangerous levels. The best way to reduce those waves of anxiety is to do something for someone else. Make something and drop it off to them or maybe call to see how they are doing and, above all else, pray for them.

As we live through this historic moment in time let us keep our eyes on the prize of the high calling in Christ Jesus. As the Apostle Paul admonishes us in Galatians 6:2 "Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ." 

Yes, Jesus is on His way. The signs of the times are everywhere. Remember what Jesus said of the religious people of His time: “When it is evening you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’; and in the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot recognize the signs of the times.”

We must keep our eyes on Jesus, who leads us and makes our faith complete.

In His Service,

Russ Scalzo

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