The headline read, “In this moment, I thought, what do I believe in?”  So thought Tammy Mills as she sat on high ground, huddled amongst other holiday-makers and Indonesian nationals, in the Gili Islands wondering if a tsunami would strike and as she waited for further after-shocks from the earthquake. With each fresh tremor people would call out to Allah.
In the article Tammy Mills doesn’t give us the answer to her thoughts. Did she reach a decision? Did she throw in her lot with Allah? We are left pondering.
It is often an emergency that drives us to think about the end times. We figure we have this life worked out, but will there be another chapter somewhere else? Waiting till the last page of this chapter might leave us in a panic and unable to think clearly. Give thought to those end-times now.
We are currently reading through John 6. Several times Jesus refers to himself as the bread of life. Jesus is ready and willing to feed us spiritually. Determine now to put your trust in him and then should a future emergency be experienced you won’t be left wondering what you believe in.
What do I believe in? I believe in the only triune God who has revealed himself in the person Jesus Christ and that through his sacrificial death I can rest secure in the knowledge that I shall spend eternity with him. I take comfort from scripture and in particular:
Very truly, I tell you, anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life, and does not come under judgement, but has passed from death to life. John 5.24
Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life. John 6.47
My prayer is that at all times I will be able to recall these promises and hence never find myself in a time of doubt.
Bless you as you consider what or who you believe in.
 Tammy Mills, The Age, Thursday 9th August 2018. Page 8