It’ll soon be time for the end-
I suppose, when you think about it, a year for a one-
I think this is true for the world as it is for each individual. Looking out at the state of this world, I am constantly amazed that it continues to stagger along. What with all the political shenanigans, even just of this nation, but also, looking at the international scene, there’s pretty much chaos all around the globe. Malta, for example, has lost its government; and Israel now is to have another election following the failure of the warring parties to agree on a coalition. The US seems to be heading for an impeachment of its president, and so it goes, country by country.
And then the earth itself seems in similar chaos and unrest. What with volcanoes in unlikely places exploding, earthquakes happening in unlikely place, including Kent, flooding and extreme temperatures—this is a troubled world.
Then there’s other problems. Ebola continues pretty much out of control in Africa. The latest there is that rebel troops massacred a medical team treating victims. But then other problems are coming nearer to home. There is a tick that has been detected for the first time in the UK. This injects into its victims, and the resulting sore goes on to become flesh-
Then there’s pollution. Pity poor Sydney in Australia, where out-
The Book of Hebrews tells us that all of creation, including our world, is groaning and in pain, waiting for the sons of God to be revealed. That’s us, brethren. This world, to solve all its problems, needs us. At present we are dismissed as irrelevant, but we are actually essential for this world to survive. Maybe, if we took that on board, just how important we are for this world’s future and future well-
We think of him as our Saviour, but he is also to be the saviour of this world, this universe, whatever the short-