Peace and security - sudden destruction (1 Thess 5:3)

"While people are saying, 'There is peace and security,' then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape." - 1 Thessalonians 5:3

I'm thinking, earthquakes, and typhoons. China and Myanmar. I'm thinking New Orleans, and tornadoes in Kansas. And how much I believe I live in peace and security. And how quickly it could be taken away.

I also think about bringing children into such a world. But I have two other thoughts.
1. People of every generation feared it being the last, and there being terrible times ahead.
2. Living like the Lord will return does not mean putting life on hold, quite the opposite.

"But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness." - v 4-5