We need to stand as beacons of spiritual light and anchors of moral influence at a time of rampant uncertainty.
By Ted N.C. Wilson, president, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
As we view the societal landscape of the world, it is becoming more and more violent.
Very recently — from South Sudan to the United States to Bangladesh to Iraq to Turkey and on and on — it appears that the winds of strife have increased and heated to the point of boiling over. Innocent and unsuspecting people have been terribly affected. I have prayed for these places, families involved and the various situations.
Although we do not wish to be alarmists and must maintain heaven-inspired balance, trust and hope, it seems as if the world is increasingly disintegrating on a daily basis. Although we know that these types of difficulties and tragedies will become more commonplace at the end of time, we need to stand as beacons of spiritual light and anchors of moral influence at a time of rampant uncertainty.