Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Open Eyes

You could be forgiven for feeling a little hopeless based on what you see around you sometimes...
- The world and local news coming through your social media feeds.
- The commentary in regards to the issues many face.
- In fact the high levels of anger that seem to be prevalent.

I watched something that was suggested to me even this week.
It showed a group of people in a privileged position expounding on the woes of the world from their special and elevated position. Their only advice when asked by their audience on what to do about the world was to drop multiple f-words, then encourage the murder of people who don't agree, to which the audience cheered and went nuts with excitement.
Quite frankly I find that pretty disturbing.

While pondering this later and wondering what you might think and how could we both could process event this issue, I was reminded of an account in scripture.

2 Kings 6:15-17 niv
15When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked.
16“Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”
17And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

We need potentially today a reminder today that God is bigger.
Remind ourselves that Gods armies surround the smaller armies (or battles) confronting of us.

Can I encourage you to pray and ask God to open your eyes to see what is true, what is happening around you, to see spiritually and not just naturally?
I believe it will help you better navigate the potentially strange times you see yourself living through?

Something to think about...

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