Mark 13:8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. This is but the beginning of the birthpangs. * * * * * * * Nation against nation, check. Kingdom against kingdom, check. Earthquakes, famines, check, check. This baby of your Kingdom come is WAY over due, Lord. You are still our best hope for the trouble that we have brought upon ourselves and the trouble that comes equally to the just and the unjust. We work with faith, we count on grace, we rest in hope. * * * * * * * Come, Lord Jesus. Amen.