While we would never wish harm and turmoil on others, maybe these uncertain times can teach a valuable lesson.
As Christians we must be aware the world is always full of turmoil and chaos. (Matthew 24-25) Many times Christians do not understand all that happens in the world because we focus our minds on heaven. (Colossians 3.2)
Christians are blessed with a unique perspective because we set our minds on higher things; the things of God. When we are focused on heaven, we understand the things of the Earth will pass away. (1 John 2.17) This focus on eternity is something we need to renew each day. (2 Corinthians 4.16-18)
Many times, the turmoil we see in the world allows us to see the frailty of life. When we see the pain, uncomfortableness this world has experienced, we long for heaven. As Solomon, we can see the toil from our labors and realize the most important thing is,
“The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.” (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14)
Life is short. Are we ready?
Uncertain times like we are in help us to realize the shortness of life, we must be ready for everlasting life. Are you ready?
Just a thought,