“Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other.” Psalm 85:10
The way I see it, the Lord had no choice but to allow evil to enter His land. We were an accident waiting to happen. The whole world was spinning out of control and things kept going faster and faster. We walk fast, talk fast, and technology allows us to do several things at once (multitasking)—faster. Until suddenly God put the brakes on and stopped His world.
Now Evil roams God’s world seeking to devour ALL the people. And, for a time, he will be allowed to do so, but not forever.
All of this has forced us to slow down and take a look around us. Those whose eyes are open will be able to see the blessings that they have been given. Blessings such as family—children and grandchildren; homes– we have been offered the chance to love and be loved. We now can take time to absorb all of this and much, much more. Take time to be His!
Looking back you should be able to see the handwriting on the wall. As they say, “Hindsight is revealing.” But what must we do now? All the clues were there:-our civilization as become rich with many, many resources at our fingertips, which have become god to too many people. And, if we read our Bible, we know that doesn’t work—at least, not for long.
This has separated families—we barely speak to each other anymore. Now, since in some places you are forced, under law, to stay in your homes, you must speak to each other. If you are to survive, you must talk to and interact with each other. At the end of this time—and THERE WILL BE AN END—you will have come to know and love each other, recognizing the great gift you are to each other.
This morning I turned to Psalm 85, and realized that even though it was written centuries ago, in another time and place, it applies to us now. Turn to Psalm 85 now and read through it slowly and meditatively, asking the Holy Spirit to give you understanding and wisdom. I believe that you, just as I, will find encouragement and hope in the words of the Psalmist. And perhaps, you will fall on your knees and ask God to forgive you and our land, after which, He WILL restore you and give you peace. Note how many times God says, through the pen of the Psalmist, “I will.”
Father, I pray for the restoration of the world. Great evil has been allowed to come into it because of our complacency and selfishness. Yet, You call us to confess and repent of our sins. You are calling us to “Believe.” If we do, You promise to forgive and restore us to your peace. Even so, Lord Jesus, may Your will be done. In Jesus’ name I pray. AMEN
Besides Psalm 85 read the following:
Haggai 2:9 Zechariah 9:10/2:5 Isaiah 46:13 John 1:14
(I am hoping you will take the time to read God’s Word—it will be rewarding)