”The Lord helps them,
rescuing them from the wicked.
He saves them,
and they find shelter in him.“
Psalm 37:40, NLT
We are witnessing something awful and terrible. Our society is being destroyed. We are just bystanders, there is really nothing we can do. However, the survivors will need our assistance. So we will wait for the inevitable crash, and our chance to bring our Savior’s love into the awful melee which will follow.
Things are accelerating.
This heightens the tension, which pervades our lives. We make assumptions of the upcoming derailment which may, or may not be accurate. But we all sense something dreadful and foreboding is approaching.
Something evil this way comes. It’s seems that it is inevitable. They say that just before a big thunderstorm, the birds head for safety, they disappear. The birds know, while we are still trying to connect the dots. We look to the skies, and anticipate a coming danger.
The crisis that is coming will stagger the unbeliever. It will challenge the believer.
As Christian believers, we must ready ourselves. Our viewpoint of eternity will become a much needed commodity for those who go through the devastation of the train wreck. It is what will pull us through some black and bleak times. But we can ask for grace, not just to help us, but to help them.
When the storm gets close, the best we can do is to head for the “storm cellar.” As a boy, growing up in the Midwest, I have clear and distinct memories of heading for that basement shelter, with my family. When a massive event is coming and seen on the horizon, the only thing we can do is find shelter. To choose to hide, and to take cover can only be prudence, and wisdom.
While things are collapsing, we need to find solace in His shelter.
His wings shelter us, and we find refuge in that intimate place. So much news is grim, and we can so easily slip into depression and despair. We look around, and turn directly to the wings that cover us. We are protected and sheltered in that place. The metaphor perfectly fits perfectly.
“Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him.”
We should rest our souls in Him.
Some may look at everything coming down and decide to step right into storm to shut it down. But it can’t stop, it is of the Lord. Quite a few of the prophets in the Old Testament saw and knew what was going to happen. They couldn’t do anything against Babylon or Assyria. But with their voices they strengthened and encouraged God’s own against an outrageous brutality. That is a good thing.