We are in perilous times in 2022. In many ways it looks a lot like «the days of Noah» which are described vividly in Genesis chapters 6-9 and applied in Jesus´ stern warnings in the Gospel of Matthew:
«For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man» (Matthew 24:37).
Morality is at a shockingly low level in Norway and the Western world.
Pedophilia is widespread, and all kinds of perversions are being promoted even in the public schools and health services.
The number of children and teenagers who request sex-change surgery is at a record high - and reports abound of many who find no happiness in their changed identity.
I could go on and on.
But there is great hope in 2022.
I don´t base my high hopes on my optimistic personality, but on God´s living Word. God sent His only begotten Son to the world to rescue and restore all things. It is not too late!
Acts 3:18-21 establishes:
«But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer, he thus fulfilled. Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago».
The Father sent the Son to bring hope, future and restoration, and this is totally valid in 2022.
Even after the flood, Genesis reports that God made several promises:
These age-old promises to protect humankind and the earth are valid in 2022 as well.
We have no reason to fear.
2022 is the Year of Promises for Norway and the world!