A Brick Wall

“…And I tell you, you will not see Me until the time comes when you say. Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!”

Luke 13:35

The Lord has laid something very heavy on my heart. And I believe it is something I need to tell the world. Those who have ears, let them hear.

I remember six or seven months ago having a conversation with my husband about how we were living. It seemed that each day we woke up and “rumbled” through each day like a freight train. As we watched the news and talked to our friends, family, and neighbors, everyone was needing to get things done as fast as they could—everything needed to be instantaneous! It seemed that pretty soon the world would spin right off its axis and thrust us out into the great unknown.

But, instead of doing that all of a sudden everything came to a screeching halt. It was like we had hit a brick wall. For a while we were stunned. Then as the shock wore off we were angry. Then we slowly began to accept the fact that we were in trouble and needed to find out what to do.

Why did this happen? Why did God allow such disaster to come upon His creation? People were getting sick and dying all over the world! People were blaming others for letting it happen! Instead of banning together to find a solution, everyone was hurling insults and tearing one another apart. Evil had done its job well. Confusion ran rampant through-out the world.

We needed a leader—a strong leader. We were blinded to the fact tht we had such a leader, but were refusing to acknowledge Him—His name is Jesus. Like the people who Jeremiah ministered to and said, “Hear the Word of the Lord” (Jere. 22:2-5) but they did not listen and they wondered why things weren’t going as they thought they should. This is the answer to our question and to theirs centuries ago; “Because they abandoned the covenant of the Lord their God and worshiped and served other gods.” (Jere. 22:9)

So here we are now—6 months later—pretty much in limbo. When, people, are we going to open our eyes and see beyond the end of our noses? There is never going to be any peace until there is peace in our hearts. This is not a combined effort, it is individual. It needs to happen with each one individually! Then we will be able to work together with a single goal of peace and prosperity for ALL! It begins with laying aside preconceived notions of how others should live and think and examine yourself. Bow your head in prayer—God is patiently waiting and will come in when You invite Him. (Rev. 3:20) He will forgive you make you whole. You see it’s like the words of the song:

“What the world needs now is love, sweet love,

It’s the only thing there’s just too little of

What the world needs now is love, sweet love,

Not just for some but for everyone.”

(Sung by Jackie De Shannon; written by Burt F. Bacharach/Hal David/Burt Bacharach)

And John writes: “God is love…” (I John 4:7-16)

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Betty Beach-Connell

Retired UM pastor now author. I have published 2 books--Embracing The Call (God will take you to places you never imagined) and Through the Storm ("Medications" for the soul). You may visit and read more about me on my web site RevBetty.com.

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