Thursday, March 20, 2008

Signs of the times

The prophet Isaiah quotes: "For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel:'In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength'" (30:15, NKJV).
What a statement to look at in this day when all around we are being called to heightened security, and awareness of troubles and problems that affect this old world.

We are told the ice is melting at the poles, and we will be inundated with sea water and we will all die.

We are told we must give up our food in order to provide fuel; but fortunately all the food we eat is bad for us, and is going to kill us.

We are told that there are too many humans walking on this terrestrial ball, and so we must terminate pregnancies to prevent over population.

We are told that the ozone is going to break open and the sun will cook us all and no life will be left unless we stop eating beef and driving our poluting vehicles.

Again, Isaiah calls us to return to the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: and why should we do that? That is where true rest and quietness may be found.

The things of this earth are all created just like us: and not a one shall see eternity...all are destined to be destroyed.

But, by returning to the Great Creator, we may find the peace and quietness that we have not been able to find in this life.

So what if this world is going to be destroyed...we have the Creator's promise that He desires for us to be with Him throughout eternity...that, to me, is security, and within that security is peace, and rest with quietness.

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