Posted by: davidbowerkingwood | March 7, 2022

Wars and Rumors of Wars!

The media is full of horrific accounts of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine; the Russian attack seems indiscriminate and heartless as we see images of destruction and carnage. Having lived through a number of war’s, it is very saddening to see another war play out on the world stage.

Fox News Photo

Drone picture of residential building destroyed by shelling, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, in the settlement of Borodyanka in the Kyiv region, Ukraine March 3, 2022.  (REUTERS/Maksim Levin)

While it is saddening to see such pictures and hear accounts of the war, it should not be a surprise as the Lord Jesus Christ warned of such things at the time of his First Advent. In Matthew 24:6-8 it is written:

And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”

The End of the Age

The evidence is growing that we are indeed living in the end of the age as referenced by our Lord. The Church Age is now in it’s 1,989th year and the speed of change seems to be increasing exponentially!

You have been cautioned by the Lord to not be troubled, as all these things must come to pass. We can know, with complete confidence, that these things will indeed pass as the Lord has told us.

As Christians, this troubled world is not our home; we serve as God’s ambassadors to this world and have been instructed to represent his interests, not ours during the time appointed to each of us. My favorite life verse is Galatians 2:20 where it is written:

20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”

Scofield Memorial Church

During the time I was a student at Dallas Theological Seminary, I served as music director at Scofield Memorial Church. Our evening worship service would always open with the congregation singing a refrain which has always been very special to me.

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.

There has never been a better time to let these words serve as a guide for your life! The things of earth grow increasingly corrupted and distorted; turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in his wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of his glory and grace.


  1. I sing that song often when I’m out walking with Oliver; such a blessing. The other song I enjoy singing is “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus…there’s just something about that name. Master, Savior, Jesus, like the fragrance after the rain…….(later in the song it says) kings and kingdoms will all pass away, but there’s something about that name”.

    The powerful name of Jesus! Amen, Maranatha

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    • Christians who have memories of those great hymns are truly blessed; they carry a clear message of who Jesus is and what he has done for those of us who love him!


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