As we enter into the final month of the year and a period of holidays and celebrations, we do so with a sense of sadness. Particularly in light of the recent bush fires around Sydney and of course how can we erase the confronting images of the aftermath of the devastating typhoons in the Philippines.
Unfortunately, natural disasters have become the norm in our world and I’m afraid it may get worse. In fact the Bible tells us that in the last days there will be earthquakes in diverse places and that the earth shall be shaken one final time. While this may be a frightening prospect, it is also an exciting one, in that it is preparing for the imminent return of Christ.
Just as Christ was born in a period of political turmoil, poverty and ecclesiastical legalism, in this age of similar conditions we can have hope that…
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