“Teacher, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when these things are about to take place?” And he said, “See that you are not led astray. For many will come in my name, saying, I am he!’ and, The time is at hand!’ Do not go after them. And when you hear of wars and tumults, do not be terrified, for these things must first take place, but the end will not be at once.” Luke 21:7-9 [ESV]
I have always found this passage comforting even though it is scary. Jesus is essentially saying that the worse it gets the closer His coming is. I am so anxious for the coming of the Lord. The debauchery and decay of our society is just freaky, and I can only hope that Jesus will not tarry much longer. Until then, His commands are clear – love my God with all of my Heart, Mind, and Strength and Love on and invest in others until he comes. With the dependence on Him comes a calm in the Hope of Eternity to come.
Seeing Bella on the missions field and discipling my other children to withstand the culture and world outside is what keeps me motivated and rolling. Just looking at the people that God has put in my sphere of influence, it is clear that He has work for me to do. Stay strong and stay true.