2015: Uncommonly hard to manage
At the end of 2014, Edward Carr, foreign editor for The Economist magazine, wrote a prediction about the state of the world in 2015.* He described how foreign-policy experts feared that "the international fabric is fraying . . . the world is coming apart at the seams," and that, whilst some order will be restored in 2015, "the sense of impending chaos will endure."
In a brilliant understatement, Carr wrote, "Just now the world seems uncommonly hard to manage." How true that was—and he wrote it before Grexit, the escalation of ISIS, the Paris attacks, the EU refugee crisis . . . and Donald Trump!
The Bible clearly tells us that the events during the last days of earth’s history, just before Jesus returns to earth, will be just like what we are seeing in today’s news reports. Then, after reminding us that all our investments will soon be burned up, it suggests that we seriously need to re-prioritise our lives in order to "look for" and "hasten" the return of Jesus.**
Does your 2016 calendar, and budget, centre around watching and working for Christ’s return?
The greatest rescue event in earth’s history is soon to take place.
Are you ready?
* Edward Carr, “World Disorder”, The Economist, The World in 2015, p18.
** 2 Peter 3:10-13 (NKJV)
Julian Archer is the author of Help! I've Been Blessed! and writes from Toowoomba, Queensland.