Reminding us all that life on this earth is temporary...that our life really is, should be a testimony of what the Holy Bible says which is the Word of God.
What eternal assurance can our earthly possession be worth when they could at any time come crashing down. Look at all the tragic/devastating events that our beautiful country have gone through. Hundreds of lives are lost not knowing whether they were saved or not before that tragedy struck?
I pray that all of us give our hearts to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob for Jesus is the only way the truth and the life. There is no experience of real joy in the midst of sorrows if we don't make Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
Some have been vocal about why America is experiencing so much pain and grief? They say that it is because we have gotten ourselves so worldly that we couldn't distinguish good from pure evil. And that even a number of evangelicals and preachers in the pulpit have been very very puppet-like minded. They don't want to rock the boat which is standing for the Word of God. Weathering the storm has taught them to play safe and into a whispering mode. There's truth in this. We need to pray harder for lives to be saved.
I believe that the church should be the forerunner in so doing what the gospel is: Preach the good news that Jesus is coming soon...we are the church where the spirit of the Lord lives.