If in the valley you sense it seething,
See the surge of ancient tides,
Feel the shock to hear them shout
For blood who did not hide
From the soul's revealing
Or fail to take the devil's side,
If civil levees look to fail
If hooves are loud,
The rider pale,
If you hear sirens
Behind the veil,
And feel things freed
That best be bound,
Move to Higher Ground
This week, in the midst of a news cycle dominated by foreboding world events and natural disasters and an unthinkable groundswell of anti-semitism, I experienced two unrelated events that each felt, in their own way, like a matter of hell erupting into this world. That sense of finding myself at dangerous intersections made me conscious of the most dangerous intersection of all, the cross.
Here’s an irony for you: the more aware you are of the news and its prophetic implications the less time you have to spend worrying. The prophetically attuned believer doesn’t have to worry if things will get worse; he knows they will. He doesn’t need to worry if things will be okay; he knows it will be okay, knows Jesus will remain enthroned at the right hand of the Father, knows that nothing can separate us from God’s love.
So how do believers behave in alarming times like these?
In short, the things we should be doing in every season.
It’s going to get worse.
It’s going to be okay.
We’re going to be okay.
And Jesus will always be Lord
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