When I graduated high school, my family attended this little church in a rural community. The elders of the church, all 4 of them, gave me a Bible that they had all signed. 2 of the signers are now gone and still when I look at their handwriting, my heart hurts. This book went with me to college, pages turning at the edges from so many years of use. I have had to have it recovered after its original hardback started to crack and fall apart. I picked a great RED LEATHER, just FYI.
I dont talk a lot about Faith on this site. I have previously said that I will leave the link between being prepared and Faith to the Mormons. There have been a few posts, but mostly they are summed up in THIS ONE....
All this to say - I have been in The Word lately - more than "normal" and I am not reading my fave passages.... I find myself reading the last 3 chapters of Job where God gets His turn to have His say and may I humbly say, He ROCKS. The way He turns a phrase is nothing short of amazing, but what would you expect from the Inventor of words?
I also have been reading those tiny books in the Old Testament written by those minor prophets. And bless their hearts - I cant think of nothing I would enjoy LESS than going to God's people and telling them they are going to burn, be carried off into captivity and that they are going to be destroyed. There really is no way to soften that message to His people. You can imagine these prophets were not the most popular....
But what I have been amazed at is the feeling that all these 1000's of years, His Word still speaks to today. YES TODAY. The great I AM's promise of destruction for disobedience, for evil behavior, is relevant today, to our Government, to our Country as it was originally being delivered to Israel.
Why would I think that These United States would be safe when God did not even preserve His People, the Jews, from destruction - how vain am I?
The current circumstances of our Country - the precarious position we currently occupy on the edge of the cliff - is enough to make anyone fear....we may all fear something different. We fear the Government - We fear for our families - We fear the unknown. But even reading the warnings of destruction, there is always the Comfort. The Ultimate Comforter tells His prophets and His people that safety is found in Him. He holds you - He will continue to hold you - Your future is secure.
In these times that we have never before seen - hold to the confidence that is available only through Him.
This isnt my usual post, but when something crosses my heart this way, I am compelled to share....
Pray - Praise the Creator for His blessings - Prepare