Monday, May 17th, 2010
"There will be great tribulation such as has not occured since the world's beginning until now, no, nor will occur again." (Matthew 24:21)
Jesus stated this in his prophecy about his presence and the conclusion of the system of things. Satan's system will go down fighting in an all-out final assault against Jehovah's peaceful Witnesses. Doubtless, it will be a difficult time for all of us—adults and children alike. Nevertheless, we should not be unduly fearful about the future. Parents who are faithful to Jehovah can hope to be protected along with their young children. (Isaiah 26:20, 21; Zephaniah 2:2, 3; 1 Corinthians 7:14) For now, though, may awareness of the critical days in which we live influence how we think about marriage and parenthood in this time of the end. (2 Peter 3:10-13) In that way, our life—whether we are single or married, with or without children—will bring honor and praise to Jehovah and to the Christian congregation.
(Watchtower issue: 4/15/08, 4:16, 17)