To and Fro
Yesterday I was in Belgium, today I am in Spain. A week ago I was just leaving Germany for a Bible conference in the Netherlands. Two weeks ago I was in my home country of Canada, a few days before that I was in the United States, and from here my wife and I hope to fly to Nice in France. It is incredible to think how we can travel and get around the world so quickly today. Airplanes, high-speed trains, fast cars, and other means of modern transportation have made it all so easy.
One of the characteristics of the “last days” is found in the book of Daniel, where we read, “Even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro” (Daniel 12:4). It is certainly true of the times we live in. People are hurrying here and there, for business, pleasure, and sometimes I think, just for the sake of being on the go.
As believers in Christ we need to be careful that we don’t get caught up in the spirit of the age. We can avail ourselves of modern means of transportation to survive in today’s rush-rush society, and for the work of the Lord and the blessing of others. But let’s be as, “They that use this world, as not abusing it” (1 Corinthians 7:31).