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Saturday, October 04, 2008

The Trumpet Call

The news over the past week or so has majored upon the global economic crisis. One of the dramatic newspaper front page headlines read, "Staring into the Abyss" and others referred to 'Armageddon.' Scary stuff that has the potential to cause panic and anxiety.

In reality, many of us could be facing the distinct possibility of a much reduced income, what savings we have may at risk and pension funds are dwindling dramatically. On top of that world food and gas prices are rocketing and with global warming, floods, hurricanes and tsunamis are more and more frequent. I don't think that it's dramatic to say, that for many, life could be getting harder, wherever we live.

So what can be done to put the world to rights? I'm sure that there are scientific, environmental, financial and political answers and they will lead to necessary changes. Now I am not a financial expert or a scientist, or a theologian or any other kind of expert for that matter. The only thing that I am sure of is, that practical changes in themselves, necessary and essential as they may be, will not put the world to rights.

Ultimately, I believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is in control of the world. Perhaps we should regard what is happening all around us, as a wake up call, a trumpet call and He is waiting for a response. We can wait for governments to take action and we can point the finger, but surely what is needed is for repentance, a turning to God on a worldwide scale?

Christians have a solid foundation, so should have no cause to be anxious, but I don't feel there are grounds for complacency. I believe this 'trumpet call' is firstly for the Church, the Body of Christ.

For starters, the sort of questions that come to mind are: are we, in truth, so rooted in the reality of God's love, that our inner security is unshakeable in these coming days? How does my lifestyle match up to that shown in Jesus's teaching? How am I praying, I mean really praying? Is there such a thing as corporate responsibility for what is happening in the world? Am I walking with Jesus in truth and obedience, in the centre of His will today?

"And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other." Matthew 24:31 New International Version

5 comments :

  1. Lucinda said...

    Amen my walking brother. Imagine how world changing it would be if 51% of us took your words seriously. I sure will. Please have a beautiful weekend and say a friendly "hi" to your wife's plants for me!

  2. wayfarerjon said...

    Thank you my sister, I will convey you comments. Please pray that I will take my words - I mean His Word - seriously!

  3. Mulled Vine said...

    I wanted to leave a comment on your other blog Senior Eagle Finds His Wings but had to login and couldn't work out how to do that. I just wanted to say that your latest post was lovely and resonated with me. I have long wondered why God has not healed my stutter or my wife's bipolar disorder which so disables her, but in the meantime have seen God work through it to at the very least make be a better husband.

  4. wayfarerjon said...

    I have changed the settings to make comments on my WordPress blog easier.

    I understand exactly where you are coming from my friend. It's the same for my wife and I. I don't know how and when we will see the physical results of what He has promised. In the meantime the most important thing is for us to maintain a close intimacy with Him. What a journey!

  5. Shelly said...

    You make an excellent point... although we have a solid foundation as Christian's, we need to share the Gospel with as many people as possible instead of sitting back, complacent...