7 The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer. 8 Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. 9 Be hospitable to one another without complaint. 1 Peter 4:7-9
It’s hard to read the news these days. What’s up is down. What’s down is up. It’s crazy out there and growing worse each day. What can be so depressing is that everything good and decent seems wasting away.
We can bury our heads in the sand, or our heads in The Book. That’s what I’ve chosen to do. At least I’ll have the right perspective as the end of all things grows dangerously near.
Our confidence is this. We know that the worse that can be unleashed against us–that is, physical death–is only a welcomed release into an eternal life of boundless joy. For now, we are sober and keen to our surroundings, and in constant prayer.
Thankfully, we don’t travel this road alone. We walk alongside fellow citizens of glory. To these compatriots, we extend fervent love and hospitality without complaint.