In the last five months, the deadly diarrheal disease known as cholera has infected over half a million people and killed about 2,000 so far—mostly children and the elderly (Deutsche Welle, August 14, 2017). The disease results from water and food supplies that are contaminated by dirty, sewage-laden water. Sadly, there is not enough clean water to improve conditions that are causing the epidemic, and there are not enough doctors or hospitals to treat the sick. The human tragedy that is occurring in Yemen is the result of men trying to gain power over other people by means of war (James 4:1-4). However, the destruction and loss of life caused by war impacts more than just the soldiers fighting battles. The cholera epidemic is just one of the many horrors of this dirty little war.
The good news is that Jesus Christ is going to return and put an end to war (Isaiah 2:2-4) and bring healing to people and places that have been ravaged by violent human actions (Isaiah 35:4-7). To learn about this exciting future, read “Will Wars Ever Cease?”