Soon the Presidential race will heat up again and candidates will make us a lot of promises. If they tell us they can bring the end of war, poverty, and sadness, don't believe them. There's only one Ruler who can deliver on those kinds of promises and He won't be hard to recognize when He returns. He has nail prints in His hands. Until then, let's listen to what He has to say about the future in passages like Matthew 24 and Mark 13 and maintain a realistic attitude about what human government can and cannot do.