Social Turbulence

28/10/2019

 

During these days the media has shown huge popular manifestations happening in different parts of the world with people invading the streets of their cities forming gigantic marches of protests.  Last week we lived this dramatic situation here in Chile with government declaring state of emergency and curfew at night.

 

Surely there are many reasons for these mobilizations but at the root of all of them is the old injustice that many live with nothing while few live with all. This imbalance generates strong dissatisfaction from people with their government leaders’ passiveness to correct it.

 

Sadly, some opportunists with malicious intentions always take advantage from this type of situations to disrupt the pacific protests and terrify the innocent people looting and burning down the commerce. When we live this kind of social convulsion our being naturally gets filed with anxiety and fear.

 

Interesting that in the book of Judges in the Old Testament, we read that Joshua made an altar and called it “Jehovah Shalom” which means “the Lord is our Peace”. What’s remarkable is that this altar and declaration happened before his impressive victory with the 300 Israelites over the immense Midianite army. That is, knowing that he would go to war with one of the most powerful armies of the time, he said “the Lord is our Peace”.  Therefore, peace is not the absence of conflicts, peace is the presence of God!

 

Regardless of the turbulence that we must face, if our life is in God’s hands, we can face it without fear. What we mustn’t do is to try to face life’s conflicts alone, for we can do it with the help of God, the “Jehovah Shalom”, the Lord who is our Peace.

 

  • When does social situations frightens you?

  • Which battles do you need God to help you face?

 

 (To pay fair salaries, Deuteronomy 24:14-15  –  To find peace in God, Judges 6:23-24)

 

the

Please reload

November 18, 2019

Cuando queremos decir que todas las alternativas llegan al mismo destino normalmente usamos la expresión “todos los caminos conducen a Roma”.  De hecho, el imperio Romano que dominó el mundo de 27ac hasta 476dc, construyó más de 80 mil kilómetros de...

November 11, 2019

Mis papás iniciaron la obra del Ejército de Salvación en Portugal, entonces viví en Lisboa justamente en la época que sucedió la “revolución de los claveles”. Esa fue la revolución que el 25 de Abril de 1974 provocó la caída de la dictadura salazaris...

November 4, 2019

El alemán Martín Lutero se tornó conocido principalmente por haber divulgado noventa y cinco tesis al final de octubre de 1517 contrariando la posición de la iglesia vigente y que se tornaron la base de la teología de la Reforma Protestante. Curioso...

Please reload

Una Palabra para ti
Perspectivas cristianas para la actualidad

Comisionado Torben Eliasen

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram

Sobre mi

Soy oficial del Ejército de Salvación desde 1983 donde por la gracia de Dios he tenido la oportunidad de ocupar varias funciones pastorales, administrativas y de liderazgo en Sudamérica, Europa y África.

Leer más...

Sígueme

Inicio