April 15, 2020
All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will worship before You. For the kingdom is the Lord’s and He rules over the nations. (Psalm 22:27-28)
We are in a Divine moment. The Corona Virus does not seem that way, but God has great purposes. Think of this: a microscopic virus begins somewhere in one person and literally shuts down the world in less than six months. In one instant, across the world …
Everything has changed.
If we fail to look up and ask God what He is saying during this moment, we are the most foolish. God always has an agenda. He has slowed us down and shut us up to Himself. There are no real answers or explanations anywhere else.
Here is one of many things He is saying: He rules over the nations. With the smallest of strokes, He can stop the mightiest armies and bring down the proudest countries. He can touch every continent. Hopefully, the nations will find themselves turning to Him and remembering the Lord. The kingdom is His. The nations are His. Our refusal to acknowledge Him, our constant turning from Him is our greatest sin.
Don’t be foolish to think that this is merely of human origin, both in its entrance and its relief. God is never the author of evil, but He can use evil for His purposes to strip us of our pride and turn us humbly back to Him. For we belong to Him. He created us and then bought us back at the cross. Twice-over we are His. And our denial of this—our constant refusal to look to Him and our incessant desire to worship and serve the creature rather than the Creator—is not overlooked by God.
God loves His creation and will go to any lengths to bring us back to Himself. For to live elsewhere invites all the Enemy's activity and the world’s ills. But those who turn and cry to the Lord will know His deliverance.
May our descendants remember how we responded in this crisis and what God did during this pandemic with the truth of Psalm 22.
In You our fathers trusted; they trusted and You delivered them. To You they cried out and were delivered; In You they trusted and were not disappointed. (Psalm 22:4-5)
Sovereign King, do not let us miss your agenda. Help us cry out to you. Help us remember you and turn and may Your deliverance be a testimony to the generations who follow us! Do not let us miss this moment as You call us back to Yourself.
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