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Jesus told us that there would be SIGNS that we would see, which would signify that the End of the Age was upon us:

Matthew 24 –7  For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places

Mark 13 –8  … earthquakes in various places; there will be famines.  These are but the BEGINNING OF THE BIRTH PAINS.

When reading the below News Article, it makes me keep my eyes up toward Heaven, from where I will see my Redeemer return {Acts 1:10-11}.  And it makes me want to ‘cleanse my hands and purify my heart’ {James 4:8} so that I will not be “ashamed at His coming” {1 John 2:28}.

Peace and mercy to all who long for His return!

1 John 2 –

28  And now little children, abide in Him; that, when He shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.

 

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SYRIA: Drought driving farmers to the cities

Photo: UN
Up to 60 percent of Syria’s land and 1.3 million people are affected by drought in Syria

DAMASCUS, 2 September 2009 (IRIN) – Thousands of Syrian farming families have been forced to move to cities in search of alternative work after two years of drought and failed crops followed a number of unproductive years.

“The situation has now got really severe; we are talking about desert, rather than farming land,” said Abdel Qader Abu Awad, MENA (Middle East and North Africa) disaster management coordinator for the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). “People cannot live in this environment any more and their final coping mechanism is migration.”

Syria’s drought is now in its second year, affecting farming regions in the north and east of the country, especially the northeastern governorate of Hassakeh. Wheat production is just 55 percent of its usual output and barley is seriously affected, according to the UN’s drought response plan, drawn up following two recent multi-agency missions.

Read the remainder of the Article HERE

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