Thy Word. . .
Are we really surprised? Times are changing faster than we could have ever anticipated. When the appointed time arrives we will be amazed at how fast the Father works!
I'm not a serious news watcher, but I have to say that the depression that is coming over our nation, the dividedness, the animosity is scary and sad.
Where are we headed? I'm seriously thinking that God is bringing down the gods of Egypt once again. Everything we've hoped for, desired, will now be governed by the government. Slavery comes once again. And our response will be - Our Redemption draweth nigh! (For those who might not understand that line it means - WE NEED JESUS!)
Here it is -
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade - kept in Heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God's power until the going of the Salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith - of greater worth the gold, which perishes even though refined by fire- may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls."
1 Peter 1:3--9