He was destined before the foundation of the world, but was revealed at the end of the ages for your sake.

1 Peter 1:20

I think we are near the end of ages now. Our country is divided; there are riots and uprisings all over. We have had major wildfires that destroyed property and forests also took lives all over the world. There have been hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and earthquakes also causing millions of dollars of damage and taking innocent lives. We now have COVID Virus that has caused the death of more than a million people around he world. We feel alone, overwhelmed, lonely, and some of us feel hopeless and depressed. What are we to do? We need to put God and family first in our lives again. We need to remember that God loves us so much that he gave his only son to suffer and die on the cross for us.

I remember when I was a child back in the 1950’s and 60’s. On Sundays we got dressed in our Sunday best and went to Sunday school and church. The church was full of generations of families worshiping God, and on holidays it was standing room only. After church we reconnected with our family and friends then went home to Sunday dinner. The day was mostly spent with family. Our hearts and minds were full of the love of God and family and we were ready for the rest of the week. We were a kinder and gentler people. Now Sundays are for sports practice or tournaments. Kids are in the house playing games on computers rather than playing outside with friends. We are rushing to go who knows where and if anyone gets in our way, we get mad. We are living with the darkness.

We need to bring God back into our lives. God revealed Christ to the people back when they were living with the darkness of the times. Now when we feel we are in the darkest of times we need to remember that God loves us and put him first in our lives again. If we do this, we will find that the light will come back in our lives.

God help us to open our eyes to your love and bring the light back into our lives. Amen.

Photo by Ben White on Unsplash