They had lost it all. These enemies had come in with axes, and hatchets, and left nothing in their wake. Devastation was the way the world looked and felt.
“Your foes roared in the place where you met with us; they set up their standards as signs. They behaved like men wielding axes to cut through a thicket of trees. They smashed all the carved paneling with their axes and hatchets. They burned your sanctuary to the ground; they defiled the dwelling place of your Name. They said in their hearts, ‘We will crush them completely!’ They burned every place where God was worshiped in the land.” Psalm 74:4-8
We see that sometimes also. A tornado rips through a city. A hurricane marches along the coast. Fires consume everything in their paths. There is no respect for homes, hospitals, people.
But people do that also, storming a community mall or school, spraying bullets as they go and leaving destruction and heartbreak as they go.
Enemies come. So, what do we do?
We pray. Ask God for revival in our land.
We live out His Word, allowing people to witness His truth in our lives.
We share the Gospel. Many people are dying to hear the truth of God’s Word but have never been told.
We determine that we will make a difference by reading His Word, living out His community through the church, being authentic Christians.
The enemies come, but the truth is bigger.
Please, Jesus, help me to live in such a way that I make a difference in the world and bring people into Your Kingdom.