Thought of the week

Here’s something to get your head round, I’m not saying this is where we are I’m just asking the question?

Joshua 10:12-14.

12 On the day the Lord gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to the Lord in the presence of Israel:

“Sun, stand still over Gibeon, and you, moon, over the Valley of Aijalon.”

13 So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation avenged itself on[b] its enemies, as it is written in the Book of Jashar.

The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day. 14 There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the Lord listened to a human being. Surely the Lord was fighting for Israel!

So the Lord made everything man understood and took for granted stand still, all that would normally take place day after day in life, here we are today I believe in something of a similar picture? Has not everything apart from the few exceptions stopped? Now I’m not thinking this is the time to remove from life that which does nothing to aid it, profit it on a balanced and shared platform, no I’m drawing out some of the words from the scripture and seeing if it tally’s with what we are facing in this unprecedented period of our history. Here we all are, again, because mankind has not been a ‘good steward’ of that which God gave him, this virus coming from some animal contamination, miss-handling of some sort?  There has been a wrong done, as in the case of His people in the story of Joshua, for us here is it not a result of our choices & demanding lifestyles that has resulted in creation, health and much more falling into a wrong being done? Has God decided to listen to the few who protest, make the case for global warming, fairer distribution of: wealth, food, water? It’s not that I think God is avenging anyone in particular as in the scriptures I have quoted.  No more He is listening to those who love Him & His creation, He is demonstrating His power to restore, look at the facts on how the carbon footprint has fallen, wild life, and there are deer on the streets of Asia, dolphins of our coasts!

Makes you think doesn’t it? Well does me, as I say I don’t have any answers I can state that can’t be refuted but I’m looking at the signs, looking in the scriptures, looking to God because I think He’s saying something about how we live in the world He gave us.  These are the days of unprecedented action, clapping last night, communities coming together where it can, have we been given a moment by our God to think this through? What are our enemies? The pace of life? Instant everything all the time? Pace and profit not people, makes you wonder, enjoy.

 

Capt. John