Thursday, June 16, 2016
When the Roll is Called Up Yonder
In this era of tragedy upon tragedy, violence upon violence, aggression upon aggression, in which the days that surround us are delivered to us covered in blood, fear, anger, injustice and all the depressing conditions that bring desolation, what is there for us to hang on to?
The One and Only…just like all throughout the ages…the Only Rock…just like at every disturbing moment in the history of the world…the One True and Mighty Fortress: Our Almighty God – El Shaddai. He is the Only One who can sustain us and give us the endurance to withhold the tempests of the times. Regardless of how much the world shakes and quakes, He is the Only One who does not move.
I’m afraid of what these days of desolation may bring…but I know that My Redeemer Lives! He still sits on the Throne. He is still in control. And even though the plans for the coming days may be scary from our human perspective…even though kingdoms may fall and nations may go in uproar…even though the earth may give way and the mountains may tumble into the sea…even though the waters may roar and the oceans may rise threatening to drown us…The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. I cling to Him unashamed.
My hope for surviving the times resides in the One who is Hope Himself. No matter how much the enemy tries to crush us…there will always be a remnant. May we be counted among its roll.