Over the last week, “60,000 Turkana pastoralists and 127,000 livestock have moved [from northwest Kenya] to Uganda’s Karamjoa sub-region” in search of vegetation for their livestock (Deutsche Welle, April 18, 2017). “The end of March was supposed to bring rains to Turkana, transforming barren plains into pasture. It still hasn’t happened. The dry spell is worse than in previous years,” and aid workers report that over “three million people are in need of emergency humanitarian assistance” (ibid.).
Jesus Christ warned that droughts and famines would be one of the signs of the approaching end of the age (Matthew 24:7; Mark 13:8). Yet Bible prophecies also reveal that when Christ returns to establish His Kingdom on earth, there will be rain in proper seasons (Deuteronomy 28:12), there will be an abundance of food, and the deserts will blossom like a rose (Amos 9:13; Isaiah 35:1). This is the good news that awaits the suffering people of Kenya and other parts of the world. For an inspiring vision of the future peace and abundance of God’s Kingdom, read or listen to The World Ahead: What Will It Be Like?