Christ come quickly, there’s danger at the door.
Poverty a plenty, hearts gone wild with war.
There’s hunger in the city and famine on the plain.
Come, Lord Jesus, the light is dying,
the night keeps crying: come, Lord Jesus
this was one of my favorite mass songs we sang in grade school, “Come, Lord Jesus”. last Sunday in church, when we had our congregational prayer time, this song popped into my head, like asking the Lord to please come quickly,, we need YOU so badly.
you’ve heard the news lately, what’s been happening in this world.. Ukraine-Russia crisis, the horrible senseless killings in China, and even in my small hometown, sad tales are also being aired in our Philippine Cable News Channel,, just as the song goes, danger’s at the door, poverty a-plenty, hunger is everywhere, people hating each other, brother killing brother…
i myself do battle with wars within me, often asking the Lord, “How about me, Lord?” as if He has forgotten about me and this is what causes dissension amongst families, communities, and nations, everybody deserves something, everyone’s opinion matters…
we cannot question God why He permits such acts of hatred, because in the first place, He created a perfect world, Genesis 1:31 -”God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good.” a garden of Eden for us to enjoy and to take care of … but what has become of His beautiful creation?
because of self-worth, we defy His instructions to care for the world, Jeremiah 2:7 – “I brought you into a fertile land to eat its fruit and rich produce. But you came and defiled my land and made my inheritance detestable.”
refuse to love our neighbor, John 13:34 – “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.”
we need to keep on praying for our hurting world… God knows all and sees all… Job 34:21 – “For His eyes are upon the ways of a man, And He sees all his steps.”
will you be a prayer warrior? i encourage you to pray, in the morning before getting up from bed, at noon, in the evening, before you close your eyes to sleep… 1 Thessalonians 5:17 – “Pray without ceasing.” i am praying for you….