Happy New Year- with 6,751,643,600 people!
As the world is getting ready to enter in to the New Year sociologists are worried about the population growth!
According to The World Population Foundation of Germany 82 million were added this year to the planet's human population. They estimate that on January 1 it would reach 6,751,643,600.
The Hanover based group said almost all the growth in numbers was in developing nations. Resources, education and health care were in short supply in those nations. A child born today in Germany can expect to live 79 years, average, but an African can only expect 54 years, the foundation said.
What should be the concern of Christians in view of such population explosion? We can not see the population growth as a problem. Was it not the Creator's plan for man to ‘multiply and fill the earth'! Any scarcity or hardship of humanity is the result of mismanaging the God-given resources.
It shows the gravity of our responsibility in reaching out these millions with the gospel of Christ. Let us do everything to share the message of salvation to these masses before they end up in a Christ-less eternity.
Do not forget, seeing the multitude with out a shepherd, the Lord Jesus Christ was moved with compassion. Matthew. 9:36 .