I am sure that there are parts of the world where sin and evil are not as fleshed out, Father, but I have no idea where they would be. There are many pockets of righteousness but they seem to be vastly outnumbered. And even many of the righteous have lost their focus.
From my vantage point it seems that most people’s focus is in the wrong place. There are so many things wrong in our world many believe that their answer is the right one be it a political figure, a particular movement or a mindset. Now there may be good parts in a lot of things but, all in all, that’s where the good ends. Even if a majority of people got behind one “thing” (which is pretty much impossible in and of itself) all the “good” parts would not amount to much, for they would still be parts.
What is needed is a unifying agent. As human beings we might gel with some but our natural tendency is division. We might gel with some on day one but come day two we’re divided. We need a unifying agent that is beyond ourselves. The only agent capable of bringing us together despite our differences is God, fleshed out in the person of Jesus Christ.
I regularly see proclamations of this group of lives matters and that group of lives matter and all groups of lives matter. Lord, I truly believe that all souls matter. Not one single soul is ever excluded. As souls we all stand on level ground at the foot of the cross. What our souls are wrapped in is of absolutely no importance. Nationality, skin color, the amount of resources, mindsets, philosophies, religious variables – they are nothing at the foot of the cross.
The world is an absolute mess. Only when we place ourselves in a relationship with You, Lord, will things change. The answer to our problems is found no where else.
Lord, we need You – individually and corporately. 2 Chronicles 7:14 is just as true today as it was when You proclaimed it to the Israelites thousands of years ago.
Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.
That alone is the answer! May our souls unite! May we not just read it – may we LIVE it!
Lord, I humbly give myself over to You. May I be the catalyst for people coming to You and for giving themselves entirely over to You. Amen!
July 9th, Sat, 7:58 am