Have you ever wondered?
I’ve been thinking a lot about the craziness of the power struggle that seems to be going on in the world right now.
For my whole life (and you all know that’s been many decades long) I’ve heard loud voices talking about a power hungry leader that would rise up wanting to take over the whole world and rule it with a single government. Those loud voices also predicted terrible things were going to happen to everyone the new ruler viewed as enemies.
I’m not saying whether I do or don’t believe in that prediction, although the way things are happening right now, you have to wonder.
Tonight a thought occurred to me, one that has never entered my mind until now.
Are we supposed to stand and fight or just let it happen?
I don’t think I’ve ever heard it said in so many words but it seems to have been assumed to be inevitable. The world would be taken over and destruction would happen. We would mostly be killed and if not we would have to wait for a “prince” to ride in on a beautiful stallion, carrying a mighty sword to slay the wicked ruler and rescue us.
We’ve always assumed that but…
I was thinking about another proclamation I’ve heard all my life, also spoken by many voices. We were supposed to “grid up our loins” put on “our armor” and fight against the “rulers of the air.”
How does that fit with accepting the inevitable?
I’m not an academic. I haven’t studied all of these ideas and how they all fit together.
I’m just wondering; are we supposed to sit and wait to be rescued or are we supposed to stand up and do what we can to make a difference?
For a few weeks I’ve been wondering if things are happening like they are to push us out of our lethargy.
Maybe we are supposed to stand up and grow a spine?
As kids we used to sing “God’s got an army marching through the land…” Who are they? Where are they?
Maybe we’ve assumed wrongly?
Maybe we are supposed to join the “army?”
My “twin” brothers. You can see where my grandsons get their height.
My heroes. To me they look like they would each be saying “don’t mess with my sister.”