The Next Big Thing

[This is the fourteenth post about the Blessed Hope–the return of Jesus Christ (Famine)]

It’s that time of year again.

Winter and Spring are duking it out for dominance. I don’t know about you, but the changing weather had me wearing my warmest down jacket on Saturday and open-toed shoes by Tuesday.


Can the same be said for the signs we see taking shape all around us? Like towering clouds, change is moving swiftly across the landscape of our existence.

Jesus described the “beginning of sorrows” as birth pangs–one remarkable crisis building to the next, even more shocking reality. We have given up trying to predict the NEXT BIG THING.

War brings death and destruction and sends aftershocks in its wake. Is it any wonder that hunger follows quickly in its path? Famine is one of the birth pangs Jesus talked about:

And there will be famines . . . in various places.” (Matthew 24:7, nkjv)

In war-torn countries famine is an ever-present reality. Families thirst for clean drinking water and scavenge for food.  

Even in America, hunger strikes 1 out of 6 people. Unbelievable.


While we are looking for our Blessed Hope, how about giving hope to others? Why don’t we find ways to contribute to our local food banks and give donations to reputable organizations like the Salvation Army and Samaritan’s Purse who are boots on the ground in destitute and war-torn countries?

The Salvation Army

Crisis in Syria: Relief for Refugees – Samaritan’s Purse  






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