THE WORLD STAGE SHIFTS BEFORE OUR EYES:
WRITTEN BY SHIRLEY RHODES:
THE WORLD STAGE SHIFTS BEFORE OUR EYES; all around us today we are experiencing change at home and abroad; everywhere we look there seems to be discord, anger, hatred and frustration, so much so that no one seems to know the answer. In order to get a clear understanding of all that is occurring right now we must turn to God for answers because he is the “key,” one so many of us have moved to second place in our lives. The time and season is now, to refocus and set our priorities in the proper order.
Jesus reminds us that he is the “Light of the world” (John 8:12) and he is the “Bread of life” (John 6:8). In order that we may be able to endure the many evils of this world we must place him at the center of our lives every moment, because we are witnessing a time in which; THE WORLD STAGE SHIFTS BEFORE OUR EYES.
In light of the recent bombings and shootings we must not lose hope. Now is the time to reach out to families who’ve suffered loss of love ones, experienced emotional and physical changes as a result of evil that lurks about seeking whom they can destroy.
No one knows as, THE WORLD STAGE SHIFTS BEFORE OUR EYES:
It’s true that no one knows what’s going to happen, or when, who’s around us to say? No one can control the wind or lock it in a box. No one has any say so regarding the day of death; no one can stop a battle in its tracks; no one who does evil can be saved by evil. As long as men and women have power to hurt each other, this is the way it is. If you keep your eyes open day and night without blinking you’ll never figure out the meaning of what God is doing on earth. The good, the wise, and all they do are in God’s hands–but day to day, whether love or hate they’re dealing with, they don’t know. Everyone is lumped together in one fate; Life leads to death, that’s it (Ecclesiastes 8:7-17; 9:1-6 Mgs).
Reassurance as THE WORLD STAGE SHIFTS BEFORE OUR EYES:
God has not forgotten us, his eyes are on every man, woman and child. His angel surrounds us while we pray, his ears picks up every moan and groan. We may not see him, but rest assured that there is no night dark enough, no shadow deep enough to hide those who do evil. God’s eye is on those who respect him, and abide in his grace. When trials of this life tend to interrupt and destroy, he is the one who keeps it all together.
Remember my friends God knows more about our weary hearts than we do ourselves. If you are experiencing a broken heart, a broken spirit, if you are crying out for help, he is listening ready to lift you up above your present circumstance. Allow him to come in and fellowship with you. In him you’ll find peace that surpasses all the madness and chaos the world offers. Remember that as THE WORLD STAGE SHIFTS BEFORE OUR EYES, we must remain focused on the prize. Distress brings us closer to God; we find that we become more concerned, sensitive, passionate and responsible to the needs of others.
Finally, be reminded, as God told Joshua, “I will be with you, I will not fail nor forsake you; be strong, be courageous for I am with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:5-9). As THE WORLD STAGE SHIFTS BEFORE OUR EYES, we must look up, lift up and keep moving, living in expectancy of a greater tomorrow.
BE ENCOURAGED AND BE BLESSED