T42D: The signs of the times

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On every hand the news is dominated by one topic, the Covid-19 pandemic.

The virus has spread to the four corners of the world, with people more becoming infected and those with underlying health issues, unfortunately dying. As of today, the numbers globally are still rising and many are gripped by fear.

People may question, if God is a God of love, why do these things happen?

An interview took place on CBS’s “The Early Show” on the Thursday morning after the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Jane Clayson conducted the interview with Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of Billy Graham.

Clayson asked, “I’ve heard people say, those who are religious, those who are not, if God is good, how could God let this happen? To that, you say …?”

Lotz replied,

“I say God is also angry when he sees something like this. I would say also for several years now Americans in a sense have shaken their fist at God and said, God, we want you out of our schools, our government, our business, we want you out of our marketplace.

And God, who is a gentleman, has just quietly backed out of our national and political life, our public life. Removing his hand of blessing and protection.

We need to turn to God first of all and say, God, we’re sorry we have treated you this way and we invite you now to come into our national life. We put our trust in you.

We have our trust in God on our coins; we need to practice it.”

I believe these sentiments can be echoed here in the UK. In fact someone once asked Billy Graham, “If Christianity is valid why is there so much evil in the world?” To this he replied,

“With so much soap why are there so many dirty people in the world? Christianity, like soap, must be personally applied if it is to make a difference in our lives”.

Jesus came that we may have life in all its abundance, not only just life on earth, but for all eternity.

He is the only way to God and his death and resurrection shows that God accepted His sacrifice for our sins and that there’s life beyond the grave.That He’s made a way for all to enter in, as we put our faith and trust in Him.

“In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing and the worst thing you can do is nothing” — President Theodore Roosevelt

So the Thought for Today is: Remember, now is the day of salvation.

Don’t put things off to what seems a more convenient day, because none of us knows what tomorrow may bring.

‘We know not what the future holds in times like these today;

The castles that we start to build may crumble and decay,

With all earth’s vast uncertainty — some poverty, some wealth,

For some the best that heart could wish; for others failing health.

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Hold on to God’s unchanging hand no matter where you go;

Relinquish not your trust in Him though weakened by the foe.

May God’s eternal leadership our stronghold ever be.

Oh, strengthen, Lord, our faith and hope for what we cannot see!’

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strength for today; hope for tomorrow

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