Friday, November 28, 2008 | By: What

The love of many shall wax cold

"And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold." - Matt 24:12

Iniquity has indeed abound in this world most recently with the terrorist attack in Mumbai, and the seige of the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International airport. Tonight, I heard the news of a fellow countryman, Lo Hwei Yen who died in Oberoi hotel, Mumbai. Something broke in me. Why did innocent people have to die?

I don't have the answers. Suffering is hard to explain; it is best felt.

However, God's word warn us 2,000 years ago that because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. When men and women who hears so much about God's justice, do not see peace and justice being accomplished, there is an anger hurled towards God. They conclude that either God is dead, God cares less or God is evil. Then the love they once had for God, waxed cold. If something is cold, it must have been hot before. There are people who were once on fire, serving fervently for the LORD who will get disillusioned and angry because the God they served is not the God they knew.

How then can we prepare against the inevitable?

You have to settle in your heart before the day comes when tragedy hits your life, that God is good. Please pause and let this burn in you. This is not some cliche saying. This is faith when the rubber hits the road. No matter what happens, be like Job who neither forsook the LORD, nor sinned against Him. God does care, but His ways are way higher than ours. Every tragedy in the hands of God is a seed to your next overcoming - because you are called to be an overcomer. Instead of letting the pain diminish the fire, let it refuel it with a zest for justice. Instead of looking at why God let it happen, think of how you can champion a cause. The world is not looking for another lamenter but another fighter.