Day 180 The Signs of the Times Matt 24: 4-8; Mark 13:5-8; Luke 21: 8-11

Guided reflection:

This section is called the “synoptic Apocalypse” - the words of Jesus about the end of time. Even today we wonder about the same things – when will the end of time come?  Are we living in the end times?  It does seem that nation is against nation… there do seem to be famines and earthquakes.  What kind of birth pangs are these?   I chose to not live in fear.  I do not know about the signs of the times, but I do know that Jesus is Lord and that God has the final say.  Just hours after Jesus talked about this, he was hanging on the cross.  Their world was about to fall apart.  If it is time, it is time, and I cannot do anything about it.  I can only live for Christ one day at a time.

Guided prayer:

“O God, sometimes I wonder about all the wars and natural disasters that do not seem so natural… I wonder where you are in all of this.   Help me to choose hope and love instead of fear. You are my rock, my strength, and my very present help in times of trouble. Thank you.  Amen.”