The times we live in

14 March 2011
As usual when any major event happens in the world my friends send me an ardent of spam emails and now blackberry pin messages which are even more instant. This one caught my attention. Though it is clear from the originator they are trying to make a particular point. Although as believers the Bible gives hints it does not give exact dates and times. So here is the chapter and verse taken from the King James Version:

10Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
 11And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.

What caught my eye was the part about earthquakes in divers places. Only because many of the earthquakes which led to Tsunami's took place out in the ocean. It is so sad what has happened to the people of Japan and not forgetting the Boxing day events back in 2004. Also the famines which correct me if I am wrong but during my childhood in the 80s and 90s there were huge famines in the world. 

Now earlier I mentioned the person composing the messages has some form of bias as it only noted events which took place on the 11th day of the month, NY, Haiti, Japan.  It then followed by the above Bible quote. I read more of that Bible chapter and although it does not make pleasant reading it puts things into perspective. I won't make any assumptions as I am not studying theology as yet but it does make you think.

I pray for each and every person who is suffering in the world today through natural disasters or personal strife in their life. I pray Jesus sends help your way.