I shouldn’t be, but I am. Still constantly amazed at how dark the world is getting. Families being ripped apart, nation against nation, marriages being tested in ways they never thought possible, children so rebellious that those whom have passed on a couple generations ago, would be shocked if they could see the youth of today. There is little respect — if any — for the elderly, the sick or the unborn. Politicians lying through their teeth just to get a vote. Good being called evil and evil being called good. Society is a cess pool of putrid filthy dung. I could go on and on, but I digress.
I look around and cry out to God, How long, oh God, will You continue to hold back Your wrath and judgments?
I’ve learned the past year or so, that you don’t have to be a blazing fire to make some kind of impact in one way or the other against the darkness in those around you.
Imagine if you will, cock roaches. You see a few during the day, but it is at night when they are most active. You step into the kitchen and turn on the light and then you see them everywhere. What is the first thing they do? They scatter back into the crevices from where they hide.
This is the very same thing that darkness does. It will always try to hide it’s deeds, lest they be exposed.
“Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.”
— 2 Timothy 3:12,13 —
Did you see that? It says “DESIRE.” It does not say if you have it all together, or if you have all your ducks lined up, it says if you DESIRE. If you are a child of God bought and redeemed by the blood of the Lamb, then you have THE Light of the World within you. Even if you think your light is as small as a pin head at times, you still have THE ONE TRUE Light in you. The darkness is growing so much that even that tiny little light exposes what is in the heart of man.
“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew. — 5:14 -16 — (Jesus)
Yet, in the meantime, let us not be surprised and may we not forget:
“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.”
John 15: 17 – 19 (Jesus)