Amid the challenges of this world, God calls us to be His hands and feet to bring healing and hope to those around us. :Adventist News Online

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Jun 05, 2020  |  Silver Spring, Maryland, United States  | 

Greetings to each of you. This has been a very challenging and difficult week with racist and prejudiced situations, COVID-19 suffering all across this globe, economic upheaval, unemployment, and so many other challenges all across this planet. You know, in all of this, God calls us to be His hands and His feet to bring healing and hope to those around us. Micah 6:8 is a favorite of mine. I share it with many world leaders as I visit them. It’s a powerful verse and it says, “He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly . . .” 

Do that which is right, do that which is just. But you know what? We don’t always do what is right. And so the Lord says, secondly, “to love mercy.” God shows mercy to us. We need to show mercy to other people and to help them in their time of need, and to be concerned about them, and to help them in a very special way. And then it goes on to indicate, “and to walk humbly with your God.” What an opportunity for us to share Christ and to serve Him with humility. To show value to every human being. To show value to human dignity, and to bring Christ to people being His hands and His feet, showing healing and hope. 

You know, hope is so important, and it is so needed today. And during the past few weeks, during all of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic we focused on the Psalms, and the last two weeks, on Matthew 24–passages of hope and encouragement. 

Today, I’d like to just focus for a few moments on Matthew 24, and on the ending portion of that—verses 36 to 44. And as we look at this, it says, “but of that day and hour, no one knows not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.” Only the Father knows when Christ will return, but we know it will be soon. 

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