What sense have you made of it as a Seventh-day Adventist? Is God concerned about this world? Is God speaking? If so, what is He saying to us? What message have you received from all of this?
These are the pertinent questions we should be asking. God is using these events to speak to His church and people. He has given us a message that is crafted for our time. It is a message of hope and wholeness. This is exactly what people are seeking in this uncertain season. A message of hope and wholeness and hands that will meet the felt needs and provide relief is what people are desperately craving.
This was never so clear to me as it was a few days ago, when my wife and I met a homeless woman named Danielle. She needed money to pay for a night’s stay at a Travelodge hotel. If she didn’t have the money by 11 a.m., the hotel would place her things outside in the parking lot. I asked her what she would do the next day if we paid for one night, and she said, “I will come out and ask again.”