Good Morning October 29

Everyone is preparing for the megastorm coming up the east coast of the U.S. Weather men are reporting the track of the storm, predicting wind velocity, rain and even snow amounts to watch out for. We’ve seen pictures of the damage the storm has done in the Caribbean Islands. People are stocking up on supplies. All the electric generators in area stores have been sold. Certainly these preparations are necessary, and we do hope that there is no loss of life, and property damage is not extensive. These warnings and preparations have been going on since the storm was first reported in the south Atlantic, as well as the one coming in from the north. We observe these signs, and heed these warnings very carefully, but Scripture has given us other signs and warnings to which we pay little attention. Jesus said to His people, “You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.”(Matthew 16:3) Jesus preached, “Repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand.” Maybe we should be more concerned about the spiritual signs of the times. We confess and believe that Jesus will come again. “Oh, but that could be hundreds of years yet.” Maybe. Maybe not.