Together Day by Day: Birth Pains

“All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.” Matthew 24:8 (Context: Matthew 24:3-14)

Jesus told us to expect trouble, even on a global scale.  He also told us not to be alarmed.  Frankly, reading through the Signs of the End of the Age (Matthew 24:3-28, Luke 21:10-28) is more shocking than reading through today’s headlines.  There’s more trouble ahead, but still we are not to be alarmed.  Birth pains hurt, but they also tell us that new life is coming!

  • What headlines tempt me to be alarmed?
  • What things about new life do I look forward to?
  • What other things does God want me to look forward to?