After the Youth camp-out, I had a conversation with one of our young people who was aware of the turmoil in the Middle East. I could tell there was some deep concern over the possibility of war. (I thought we left that fear behind in the 1950’s.)
The ever-present turmoil among the Arab states in the Middle East is a reminder that the nation of Israel and its neighbors dominate the agenda of history. We cannot predict the reverberations of every conflict or the aftereffects stemming from every shift of power.
Yet, we can remember that the twists and turns of history are under God’s providential control, and it’s best to watch prayerfully so we can take advantage of open doors for evangelism while awaiting our Lord’s return.
This week, live every day with confidence and excitement because no matter how disturbing the news reports, our sovereign Lord is in control.
Read: Mark 13:22-23
Scripture Readings for 3rd Sunday after Pentecost – June 10, 2018
Epistle Reading: II Corinthians 4:13-5:1
Gospel Reading: Mark 3:20-35