There is an ever-present darkness.
We see it. Feel it. It’s evident, and growing day by day.
2020 has shaken parts of me I thought were untouchable. I’ve seen so many of my friends and family experience loss, betrayal, grief, and financial strain. Our world feels like it’s collapsing into itself.
There is an ever-present evil.
I have never felt so much fear in the air. We see it in people’s eyes as we hide behind our masks at the grocery store. We’ve seen racial hostility on a whole new level and with a fresh appetite for justice.
The loneliness of quarantine and extended isolation seems to have majorly impacted our entire country’s emotional and moral judgment.
But we as the Kingdom of God, are called to “be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12 NIV.
We are called to be intercessors who are “fully alert”, and who don’t stay silent when we see our innocent brothers and sisters being killed. True Kingdom-minded intercessors seek justice and peace, and even through hardship, we find reasons to give thanks.
“Be faithful to pray as intercessors who are fully alert and giving thanks to God.” Colossians 4:2 TPT
And thankfully… we have a God who saves.
We have a God who sees us and hears us and cries with us.
There is an ever-present LIGHT.
“This is the life-giving message we heard him share and it’s still ringing in our ears. We now repeat his words to you: God is pure light. You will never find even a trace of darkness in Him.” 1 John 1:5 TPT
I can see that glow at the end of the tunnel. I feel the beginnings of a revival like the calm before a storm. I see vast evidence for a spiritual awakening.
“Though we experience every kind of pressure, we’re not crushed. At times we don’t know what to do, but quitting is not an option. We are persecuted by others, but God has not forsaken us. We may be knocked down, but not out. We continually share in the death of Jesus in our own bodies so that the resurrection life of Jesus will be revealed through our humanity.” 2 Corinthians 4:8-10 TPT
Now more than ever, the people of God need to rise up, SHOUT truth, and combat the lies of the enemy.
We know what is right and what is wrong because we know God.
“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” 1 John 4:7-8
We have been dispersed and isolated because of Coronavirus, and now we are divided about what should be the most basic of human actions: LOVE.
“A house divided against itself cannot stand” -Abraham Lincoln
Let us be a voice of truth amidst injustice, love amidst the hate, and light amidst the darkness.
“For God, who said, ‘Let brilliant light shine out of darkness,’ is the one who has cascaded his light into us—the brilliant dawning light of the glorious knowledge of God as we gaze into the face of Jesus Christ” 2 Corinthians 4:6 TPT
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