My righteousness draws near speedily,
my salvation is on the way,
and my arm will bring justice to the nations.
The islands will look to me
and wait in hope for my arm.
Recent global events related to politics, security, environment and economy highlight as the times, slowly but surely, approach the moment in which creation as we know it will disappear in flames to make way for a new heaven and a new earth “where righteousness dwells.” Not surprisingly, the turbulence that has manifested itself in every corner of the earth is but a sign that the world is preparing to be transformed once and for all in the perfect and orderly creation that was announced by the prophets of God. However, the world will continue to live as if nothing were to happen as most of the people do not know God’s plans and some, who know them, simply ignore them. It will be as the prophet Isaiah said: «The Lord, the LORD Almighty, called you on that day to weep and to wail, to tear out your hair and put on sackcloth. But see, there is joy and revelry, slaughtering of cattle and killing of sheep, eating of meat and drinking of wine! “Let us eat and drink,” you say, “for tomorrow we die!”»
When we see that these terrible things are happening all over the world we must redouble our efforts to make the gospel known to all, that is, the good news that we have a way to reach justice and salvation, and that this way is Christ Jesus. There is no point in being upset and distressed by what is happening. “This is just the beginning of sorrows.” Our responsibility is to keep watch, because we do not know what day our Lord will come. Thank God that His promises never fail. To God alone be the glory!