The world indeed seems to be in great crisis. There are wars and rumours of wars, pestilences, drought and food shortages, and great earthquakes all over the earth. The world as we knew it seems to be slipping away. Sometimes all these problems remind me of what we used to say about ten years ago, that the troubles would come like a snowball. As it rolls down the hill it gets bigger and bigger. That seems to be what is happening now. Yes, we have had wars, drought and earthquakes before but not like this where they are all happening at the same time and the many earthquakes we are now having are no longer just minor tremors but great. “And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.” (Luke 21:11). The great earthquakes that we have had lately have caused great destruction to the land and the ones in Christchurch, New Zealand and off the east coast of Honshu, Japan actually moved the crust of the earth. This is amazing. The resulting tsunami from the Japanese earthquake was horrific and caused much destruction. These two earthquakes alone this year have cost tens of millions of dollars and great loss of life.