Good day to you all. As I read the Old Testament stories about the children of Israel I see a repeated theme. The people of God fall into apathy, pride and sin and a foreign army comes to attack them. If God’s people repent and trust the Lord then this attack simply becomes a chance for God to reveal His power and character to defend, renew and heal His people. A great victory is won and another generation is renewed in serving God. Central to these stories is the simple set of principles that our God does not want His children to wander into sin and destruction, He allows bad things to happen to provoke them to wake up and He is eager to reveal His powerful love and healing grace on His children.
2 Chronicles 7:14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
This is a time for prayer, a time to wake up and seek God, humbling ourselves and asking for His great works in our city, state and nation. There is nothing new about the brokenness of our culture or the need of the Church. God is faithful and will come and visit and heal His people if we seek His face.
Love and Blessings,
Pastor David Knaup