a great disturbance

It’s been hard to even think of writing anything, because everything I could write of so pales in significance against the tragedy of the tsunami in Japan. Even now, words seem to fail me. We must all go on living of course, but in some ways, it feels like time stands still, like just for a little while, the small irritations/problems of life seem hardly worth mentioning. I’m not writing to preach “fire and brimstone” or to say that the second coming is here, but these events have been sobering.

via Yahoo News

1 Thessalonians 5:1-3

“Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.”

Now our call to action just a few verses down:

“You are all sons of the light and sons of the day…Since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thess. 5:5, 8, 9)

We belong to the day–because the future is uncertain.

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3 thoughts on “a great disturbance

  1. Karen Massingill says:

    Good commentary, Sarah.And you are right, the events in Japan are extremely sobering–and thought-provoking. Thank you for sharing the scriptures, especially the last three verses. They’re a good reminder that God is indeed still in control and He does not desire that any man perish without knowing Him first.

    Blessings to you!

  2. Michael Fritz says:

    I had a thought too. I posted it on my new page Mike’s Musings at In-Couraging Word. We belong to the day only when we accept the salvation of the Lord. I was surprised to see this post of yours because I knew that you had the migraines. I pray you get better.

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