What have I turned my hand to in the days of my life that will endure the passage of time? Is this important?
“Nothing made in China lasts for long.”Quoting a MAGA-hatted shopper on Covid-19 disease in the US
We watch as the POTUS repeats with bared teeth.
“Chinese Virus. It’s the Chinese Virus.”President of the United States at a news conference on the Corona Virus Pandemic. 3/21/2020
Are people deaf to the hate, the nationalism and hostility? It’s not even thinly veiled.
Nothing lasts long? What about 5000 year old oriental ceramics?
Do you believe that our generation is witnessing the fulfillment of time? Do you think someone’s opinion on this matters? You shouldn’t.
Does a witness understand their view in the moment events unfold?
Evangelical orthodoxy instructs that the Church age will be followed by apocalypse. And apocalypse followed a millennium of peaceful Theocracy. And then, final Judgement. No wonder confusion rules. Other faith traditions have similar, sometimes also convoluted prophecy.
More than a few in Evangelical circles are viewing the current pandemic as “pains of birth” But I prefer the word sorrow…
“All these are the beginning of sorrows.”Matthew 24:8
Sorrow over how we have fallen as men. Fallen back into the mistakes we always make. That we attack, cruelly fight and seek dominion over each other. The Lord weeps over us, that we haven’t yet learned his way.
Perhaps someone reading this blog will share the sense that as witnesses to this troubled season we are greatly blessed. We are watching the hand of God. He will bring justice. He’s promised. Can we let go of meaningless conflict and do what matters?
“Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to do evil, Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow (and prisoners.)”Isaiah 1:16-17
Turning our hand to caring for the less fortunate is God’s way. Improving just one person’s life lasts forever.
Have you run errands for shut-in aging neighbors? Called a friend who’s lonely perhaps, or kept from visiting their family member in ICU? What about bringing food to hungry homeless?