Thursday 19 January 2023
In Our Darkness,
We May Only See The Evil,
as here the pollution
of an oil processing plant.
For he looks to the ends of the earth, and sees everything under the heavens.
So it is not the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones should be lost.
Words of Grace For Today
There are plenty of times-events when we can well wonder if God sees what is going on, if God cares about what is happening to us or to others, if God will ever intervene and stop the horrendous evils that are perpetrated against us or against others.
Just look at what men get away with doing to women. It’s all over the news. And then don’t forget to look at what women get away with doing to men. It’s not all over the news, and it should be. Instead women can freely lie to the courts, and just as effectively as men kill women, women kill men. It ought not be so easy, for men or for women to kill others. But that’s how it is. And no one seems to care that women are as effective at killing men through lies in the courts and outside the courts as men are at violently killing women with force!
Does God care?!
Just look at what rulers have done and are doing (like Putin among so many evil rulers) to people with their military. Bombing apartment buildings, city-cide, scorching the earth ahead and behind them, attacking electrical and energy delivery networks and systems … and don’t forget the forced conscription or abduction of young men and women into the military, swiftly brought to the front without sufficient training, fodder in their unjust wars.
Does God even notice?!
The atrocities are not new or suddenly present in our times. The atrocities are as old as human life on earth (maybe before!)
The scripture passages remind us that God does see everything that happens, good, bad, ugly, and atrocious. God cares and wills not that even one little person will die before their time.
We could go with that assurance and bury our heads, but …
But many little ones are being killed even this day, again! Many men (and women) will be killed today by violent or subtle means, many with courts, cops, and the community playing a part in their deaths and in the cover ups.
So what are we to do, say, or think?
As in all our responses to all evil, close at home and far away in place and time, we can but trust that God not only sees and cares, but accompanies us and all those who suffer, and when we die, God calls us home.
Having a home on earth is enjoyed by many, but it’s taken from many more, even this day, again. Having a home in eternal time (having begun before we were even born!) with God is a basis for great joy and thanksgiving in life, even this day … even if this day were the day that we would finally succumb to our enemies’ ongoing attacks against our lives.
With great joy and thanksgiving, then we go into this day and each day. What more can we ask of life?
Well, let me make a list … it’ll be a few hundred pages long so hang on to your hats.
We can rest in God’s blessings already given to us each day and again this day.
Christ’s Light Shines,
like three stars,
even in this darkness.