7 Billion

An interesting and eye-opening perspective on our planet reaching the 7 billion population mark by National Geographic who is doing a 7-part series on the subject.

The project website says,

There will soon be seven billion people on the planet. By 2045 global population is projected to reach nine billion. Can the planet take the strain?

The popular questions to ask about such mind-blowing numbers are usually environmental related. ┬áCan the earth handle it? Will we deplete our natural resources?, etc. ┬áBut for me, the question that comes to mind is how are we going to reach all of these people with the life saving message of love and grace that comes from Jesus? How will we address the growing issues of social injustice as the population continues to grow? How well will we harness technology help? Time is short, but Jesus told us to GO into all of the world. And it doesn’t look like it is getting any smaller!

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