You know lately — over the last few weeks — it feels like we’re living in one of those sci-fi movies where an epidemic takes over.
Except now it’s not a movie, it’s real life!
Now there aren’t any commercials to be seen in this real life saga, but only the sun coming up in the morning, and the shadows descending into night.
One day dissolves into another, and we watch our television screens pump out the information about the rising cases of this diabolical virus that has spread across the globe.
And yet even in the midst of this horrendous event, there are people coming together in unseen ways at times. Of course, they’re not coming together in the physical sense, because that is outlawed.
No, these better angels are getting food for the elderly and the forsaken. They’re finding ways to replenish our ravaged spirits with the food of kindness and charity.
People are forced to their homes and yet many of us are still joined with one another.
You see, the human spirit is miraculous in how it can find ways of becoming more humane even in the most difficult of circumstances. Yes, truly this is an event that has propelled us into unknown territory and it is one that would cause us to question the times in which we are now living.
Use this time to do those things that you haven’t had the time or inclination to do before. But in the midst of the activities that you find yourselves doing, go to your space and seek the One that perhaps you have neglected.
Turn off your television and find in the silence that you can seek Him.
Don’t come to Him with your pre-conceived notions or pretenses, but truly pour out your heart to the Father, and you will find that He is there in your midst.
It should be quite obvious that we are now living in those days that many have spoken about. There should be no doubt that these events are now accelerating at a rapid pace, and that the hours and the days seem to point to that fact.
But even with the horrific events that continue to happen, we can’t allow fear to plague our hearts and minds. It’s not that we would ignore the events that are happening around us; we can’t.
But we can choose to believe that somehow we will make it through this time in history.
And while all of this is happening around us, choose to be able to discern what you believe to be true and what is not. There are always conspiracies that come out of the closets when events like this happen.
This is always the case, and it will continue. And it can truly cause one to question what is true and what may well not be true.
But find that anchor, find that rock and fortress where you can run to when the winds are blowing all around you.
Cast your cares upon the One who alone can give you strength and comfort during these times.
But stay busy, and do those things that you may well have neglected before.
Read that book, write that poem, or do that thing that you have always wanted to do before, but never had the inclination or the time to do before. Now there certainly is time to do those things.
Reach out to those that you love and talk with them.
Above all, don’t lose hope. For as we know, hope will never disappoint us.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?