Wednesday, April 22, 2015

the end of days

today's readings: Joshua 24:1-33, Luke 21:1-28, Psalm 89:38-52, Proverbs 13:20-23

Jesus talks about end times in today's reading. but He does something interesting. He lets His disciples (and us) know that things will happen that are scary. the sky will do crazy things. people will hate and persecute Christians. but look up! He says. because our salvation is coming.

this is true in every one of our lives. scary things happen. our bodies start to fall apart. our friends get sick and die. the world hates us. and, most end-times of all, ISIS is killing people regularly just because they're Christians.

but don't be afraid! take heart. He has overcome the world. and His salvation is coming.

God, please remind us to trust in You when life is scary.