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Are We Living in the Most Violent Era Ever?

The Fascination with Life on the Border

Living and working on the border is a fascinating experience. I love learning more about this part of the world. It’s past and present while looking to the future.
Today I read an article about a Tijuana born singer, Ceci Bastida. The article was written to promote her latest album, La edad de la violencia, The Age of Violence. The album was influenced by all the violence in the United States and Mexico over the last several years. She says she remains hopeful, but with all the news she felt at times like she was living in the most violent era ever.
You can read the article here… There is also an interview along with some of her music.

Ceci Bastida – Music with Commentary

What do you think about what she has to say? Do you at times feel like we are living in the most violent age ever? The media can make it seem like we are.
I’m thankful for the hope that we have in Christ. Also, the problems in the world are a reminder that we are not in heaven yet.

“For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. —Romans 8:22-25 ESV

Thank you Jesus for the hope you give us in this world filled with many trials and violence. You are the King and ruler over all. You are with us through our trials and you give us hope for a better tomorrow!
In His Grip, Dave


  • By sustainabilitea
    Posted November 9, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    I do feel like this sometimes and that the end of the world must certainly be near. But then I read about Sodom or think about Rome and realize that things haven’t changed much. Thank goodness God’s in control!

    • By diasolifeontheborder
      Posted November 9, 2014 at 8:12 pm

      I too am grateful God is in control – sometimes the world seems worse and I suppose in part it’s because we are alive now and the media coverage tells us of all the horrendous things going on around the world. It magnifies the bad. On the other hand, we know that man is sinful and capable of terrible things and we see evidence of that every day as well.
      One of my seminary professors used to say to focus on the who instead of the what, or on Christ and not our circumstances. I always liked that advice.

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