21 May 2023
I was getting rather discouraged about the situation of the world as I read more reports from the news media. The very loud minorities shouting their anti-society, anti-God types of messages. The very silent majority not reacting to such messages in meaningful ways to counter them. Slowly, the gen Z and A will be influenced to accept them as truths. Well, it is truly the last days as mentioned in the bible.
What is the use of our meagre effort to stem the tide? What can we change? We are but ordinary Christians living in the last days. The Lord’s commands for us to love one another and to bring the gospel to the world are getting even more difficult to carry out. It is more than possible to be persecuted today if we do speak out the truth. Can we risk it, or even want to risk it? We keep silent in the name of keeping the peace. Is it correct to do so? It is no wonder that many people just want to give up.
But is it correct to give up or be discouraged to the point of doing little? Of course not! We cannot stop because we are facing some uphill difficulties. No matter what happens we must carry on. There are many things that are out of our control or abilities to do something about them. Yet, there are others that we can and must participate in making a difference. It would be sad that we just give up and resort only to mind our own business. So, keep our heads high and continue doing the work of God. It is difficult, especially in today’s world, but we must carry on.
However, we cannot depend on our own strength. We need help from beyond us. It is even more urgent for us to pray fervently and to act according to our convictions. It is time to stand up as Christians, proclaiming the truth of God.
Brothers and sisters in Christ, we must make the decision to be very serious about the work of God. Let the fire of the Holy Spirit ignite us. Let us not be afraid to stand out as role models for the world to follow. The battle against evil of the world rages more intensely than ever. It is time for all hands to be on deck. Onwards and upwards, our best we will show.
In Christ’s service,