Over the last several years there has been an increasing number of articles appearing in the news on the drying up and gradual disappearance of the world’s great rivers and reservoirs. If water doesn’t soon come from the heavens, this drought will monumentally dwarf other issues we face combined.
History has rhythms of ebbs and flows, and is the natural course of all prior civilizations. America at this point in time is no different from previous empires, from those that have risen and fallen. There are times of tranquility, peace, and prosperity that often transition to times of confusion and war.
Over the last year several years and more so just recently, Ukraine is again in the international crosshairs causing great consternation and grief. Several key questions must be asked? Why is it so important to the United States? And what can the U.S really do about it if Putin decides to invade Ukraine? What would the war look like and who would be involved? How far will it go into Europe with its repercussions?
Saints in the past have spoken about the single most important attribute to have as a believer is JOY. And with the JOY will come being grateful. When a person is living the gospel, there is often a fearlessness. JOY is the fruit of obedience. The obedient person will go where angels fear to tread because they instinctively know God is with them because they are under the umbrella of His protection doing as He asks. Think of JOY as Jesus, Others, You.