Trouble Ahead

Such things of beauty,
strong,
robust,
glittering

apparently.

One day
they will be gone,
not able
to stand
what will happen,
the events that are coming,
bigger than them.

When will that be?
When will they come?
How can we know
what is the end,
or just a pause?
How can we be ready?

Don’t listen
to those who think they know,
who bandy about dates,
claim to read the signs.
They don’t matter.
what does
is to be ready,
ever,
always
for your day
to meet God.

When he comes
make sure
you are looking
at what matters,
and not what doesn’t.

Don’t get distracted
thinking only of The End,
don’t confuse it
with what is
just the beginning of the end.

There will be troubles,
but don’t get carried away,
troubles are a part of life
not necessarily a sign.

Hold tight,
God is coming.
exactly when
we don’t know,
but come he will.

What seems important now
will be gone,
live in that thought

Mark 13:1-8 (CEV)

The Temple Will Be Destroyed

13 As Jesus was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Teacher, look at these beautiful stones and wonderful buildings!”

Jesus replied, “Do you see these huge buildings? They will certainly be torn down! Not one stone will be left in place.”

Warning about Trouble

Later, as Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives across from the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew came to him in private. They asked, “When will these things happen? What will be the sign that they are about to take place?”

Jesus answered:

Watch out and don’t let anyone fool you! Many will come and claim to be me. They will use my name and fool many people.

When you hear about wars and threats of wars, don’t be afraid. These things will have to happen first, but that isn’t the end. Nations and kingdoms will go to war against each other. There will be earthquakes in many places, and people will starve to death. But this is just the beginning of troubles.

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  1. Trouble Ahead…wonderooie vdeo Pam met mooie muziek en prachtige zang, alles vertaald naar het nederlands en naar FB gestuurd en getweet. zeker de moeite waard hartelijk bedankt ervoor , wens je nog een gezegende maandag toe groeten Walter.<3

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