In today’s reading what stood out to me was the level of suffering that will be experienced in the end times. We are so used to having quick fixes that we don’t realize what it would be like to live in constant pain. There are verses in today’s reading that describes pain lasting for 5 months. Revelation 9:6 even says, During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them. They will experience agony so great that death is a welcome alternative. Let us all be grateful for the peace and relative lack of suffering we experience in our lives today. When we feel that life is too hard, let us be reminded how blessed we are that we don’t have to experience the level of suffering described in these passages.