What if rather than seeing our current world events as God’s anger pouring out on us, or even worse, as a sign of His disinterest in our lives, but instead we saw it as a gracious act meant to grab our attention and draw our hearts back to Him? What if this is an opportunity for us to put Him back on the throne of our lives and re-prioritize everything accordingly? Maybe, just maybe, God is giving us and our land this extended Sabbath rest so that we can once again begin to appreciate the simple blessings in life, like watching sunsets, riding bikes, talking walks, flying kites, playing games, having heartfelt conversations, opening our Bibles, and spending precious time talking with Him. What if God has brought things to a standstill just so we can be still and stand in His Presence. This could very well be His very gracious act.
(written during Covid quarantine)
Psalm 145:7-9, “They celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness. The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.”
Psalm 147:8, "He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills."
Raindrops on petals—a sign of God’s graciousness.