A World on hold.

We are living in historic times. The pressure is on, and the various check systems are caving, lives are being lost, even as we hold our breath hoping against hope for the best. For some they are walking away from a past they’d rather forget, for some others, current distress that is akin to a horror movie. For others, it is a dread for the uncertainty that tomorrow literally holds.

I think of a verse in the scriptures in Judges Chapter 5:

Judges 5:6-7
[6]In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied, and the travelers walked through byways.
[7]The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel.

Life as we know it is on hold, the roads are deserted, no moonlight stories for children, the markets are quiet, the airports are empty. Life has been reduced to its barest minimum.

In these times, Leadership becomes critical, choices become dire, Faith in God becomes compulsory, compliance to governance becomes sacrosanct.

[9]My heart is toward the governors of Israel, that offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless ye the LORD.

Three things that are required at this time:

1. To arise- we must become responsible and act responsibly. Preach and practice the preventive measures as advertised.

2. Leadership by example across all levels, spheres, and strata. There must be transparency, sacrifice, and communication.

3. Exulting the Lord. In these times especially, we must not cease to give God thanks, reaching out to souls with the gospel of salvation. Praying and building up our faith. Spread the message of hope. Our God reigns.

This all will pass, it’s really on which side of the divide people will find themselves that’s the real uncertainty.