Friday, March 29, 2013
Greetings... It seems as if lately the world is literally falling apart. From a sinkhole opening up underneath the bedroom of a man in Florida and swallowing him whole to the citizens of Cyprus having the bank accounts raided by their government to an ever increasing debt here in the United States...not to mention the wild weather that we are experiencing and growing threats from an immature 28 year-old in North Korea along with the usual up-upheaval in the Middle East...we may be found asking, "What in the world is going on?" As we prepare for the holiest day of the Christian Faith, the celebration of Easter on Sunday, we certainly can connect the dots...The Apostle Paul, in writing to his son in the ministry Timothy, expressed it like this, "In the last days, perilous times will come..." Throughout the Christian world, there is an anticipation of the return of the Lord Jesus Christ, for this is the hope of the believer in Jesus....Paul again writing to Titus, "Titus 2:11-14 (NKJV), "For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works." I want to take this opportunity to say Happy Easter! The grave is empty for He has risen, He has risen indeed!