Psalm 23 an “Uplift”
I have been a subscriber for many years and look forward to receiving the Review each month. I love the Psalm 23 story by Nancy Vhymeister in May’s issue. Psalm 23 is one of my favorite Bible uplifts! I have a paraphrase of it that I love, and I keep a copy in my Bible to give away from time to time to someone I suspect may need it.
I was dismayed to read (May 2016), that Robert Kyte “has announced his retirement from the Seventh-day Adventist Church.” I prefer to believe he has retired from Adventist Risk Management, but will remain a church member for the rest of his life.
In that same issue I was deeply saddened to read of the passing of Larry Caviness. In the summer of 1971, when he turned 30 and I was 21, he hired me as head boys’ counselor and miniature rocketry instructor at Camp Cherokee in upstate New York. When a murderer escaped from prison and raised panic throughout the Adirondacks, Larry and his wife, Linda, knelt with the counselors in a secret prayer meeting in the dining room and pleaded with God to protect our campers. God did so; the convict was apprehended by state troopers one mile from the camp. I’m thrilled to know that Larry remained a prayer warrior to the end.
Berrien Springs, Michigan
No Time to Lose
This is regarding the article “Let’s Celebrate the Environment,” Allan R. Handysides (April 2016). We have greatly improved taking care of our planet with much more work ahead to do, but all the reports and problems on a global scale attached to humans can generate all kinds of reports. Who’s to know for sure?
The judgments of God are in the land. The destruction by fire and flood says clearly that the time of trouble, which is to increase until the end, is very near at hand. Natural disasters are on the increase. Could it be a warning that global changes might be a roll call, and, as it says in the Word of God, that “all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet” (Matt. 24:6, NKJV)?*
Signs of the times are unpopular these days. But as we continue to take care of our planet, let’s keep this all in mind. There is no time to lose. Jesus is coming soon.
The March 2016 Adventist Review is serious reading. Various articles call our attention to the fact that Planet Earth is winding down. While we do not know the day or hour of Christ’s return, events in nature, governments, society, and religion are showing signs.
Many people are now experiencing a time of trouble as new reports tell of thousands fleeing certain countries. It is important that we have our beliefs based on Christ, the solid rock of truth. Our mission is to daily seek God’s guidance in reaching out and sharing the good news of Christ’s second coming.
*Bible texts credited to NKJV are from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1979, 1980, 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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