These Troubled Times

“In the world you have tribulation,
but take courage; I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33

The president has issued his executive orders.  Does it seem like things are getting out of control?  Guess what?  They have in the past and they will continue to be.  Jesus did not promise us peace here on earth, but rather peace in our hearts and for all eternity.  In the meantime, what is the role of a Christian?  We are to be faith ful in the midst.  I love stories about WWII.  The heroes in my mind were those christians that did what ws right in the midst of great violence and turmoil – corrie Ten Boon and her family, members of the French resistance, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Schindler and many others.  They did not remove themselves form the conflict, but rather engaged themselves in it with integrity.  they were not just looking out for their own necks, but seeking to serve Christ and fellow man in the midst. 

What conflicts are before us in the coming years?  I don’t have the answer for that, but I do know that the heroes will be those who know and love the Lord Jesus Christ even unto their own deaths.  It may be that God will call you to do one small act of faith during the days ahead or He may put you into position to save many lives and souls for His Kingdom.  Start now.  be prayed up, be growing in the word of God and being transformed, be faith ful in whatever task God gives to you now.  He who is faithful in a little, will be faithful in the great! Stand firm.  Know your beliefs and determine in your heart to stand for Christ no matter what.

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