And Jesus said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. (Acts 1:7)
We seem to be living in a time when questions like these surface frequently: what do all these world events mean? Why are there more and more bad things happening? Is the end near? And so on.
There once was a man who had two sons. He was very gentle in character and believed in rewarding instead of punishing to promote discipline. He had purchased a brand-new car and realize that his garage needed cleaning. So he started to clean and move items himself. One of the items he found in the garage was an old "for sale sign." He had a thought. He placed the for sale sign by the front of the garage. Calling his two sons he said, "boys, some day this garage and all that is in it will be yours; but first I need it cleaned so I can put in the brand-new car I have purchased. He then divided the workload up giving each boy the responsibility of half the garage.
As he left to go and pick up his purchase, he shouted out, "I'll be back around evening with the new car." Both boys started their tasks. As items were moved back and forth passing the "for sale sign" thoughts filled their minds. Needless to say only one boy was ready when the new car arrived.
Don't be misled by signs! Just do what your Father God has already said through Jesus, "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." (Acts 1:8)
Dr. Thomas Snyder