When I went to unlock the door to my house this evening, I had a surprise waiting for me wrapped around the doorknob. I was lucky enough to receive a complimentary copy of the June issue of Awake! magazine.
Intrigued, I came inside and took a look at what exactly I was holding. The cover had a painting of three children playing in the Autumn leaves with a dog, while two dads stood slightly behind them perched on their rakes. In the distance there was a tree-lined lake, across which a sailboat floats lazily, with rolling hills off to the horizon.
Slapped in the middle of this idyllic Autumn scene is what must be this month’s headline article: WHEN WILL TERRORISM END. And in the bottom left corner there is a teaser “WHAT WAS THE ORIGINAL SIN PAGE 28”.
Interestingly, after several pages recaping what, from my extremely quick scan, the article comes back to the question answered on the cover. It closes with the paragraph
So, as terorist threats proliferate and nations shudder because of violence, the solution for lovers of peace is to trust in Jehovah. No problem exists that he cannot solve. He will remove injury, suffering, and even death. The Bible states: “He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Soverign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces.” (Isiah 25:8) The precious lands of many peoples, now filled with pain and fear as a result of terrorism, will soon overflow with the fruitage of peace. That peace, promised by the God “who cannot lie,” is what mankind desperately needs. –Titus 1:2; Hewbrews 6:17,18.
Cold comfort for those stuck in a war zone.
P.S. I am relived to know the original sin was not sexual relations.