In the midst of the storm

As the clouds hang low we brace ourselves together in anticipation of what is ahead. We must stop look and listen for the sound of the abundance of rain; it tells us the direction the wind is blowing and and from where the storm is coming. Although this might be just a metaphor, we have to look at it closely in light of our present situation. In a storm we bond together,lay low and wait until the turbulence is past before emerging from seclusion.

This is a storm of unprecedented proportion the magnitude of which will change our world and our lives forever. When the Bible says nation will be against nation and kingdom against kingdom we sometimes look at it with skepticism but the truth is on us and we have to prepare for what is ahead. Everything is pointing to one direction, if you look very closely it will cause you to stop a second and ask yourself some very serious question. What is it going to be? Are we prepared for the next wave? This is serious and if we are not ready for it, we will be left behind! So I say to you, the storm is coming be prepared for the road ahead.

The cases has risen and everyone is in a state of confusion. This is being augmented by the lack of leadership at the helm. There are too much mixed messages, added to this, the lack of preparedness and basic supplies for health professionals to operate comfortable. It’s time we look away from those who are driving this train; look for other ways forward. We must unite as one if we are going to succeed in overcoming this pandemic. Let us not get comfortable, the urgency is upon us to act as individuals to protect our selves. How did we arrived here? This question needs an answer!

It is very important how we move forward if we are going to survived and overcome this pandemic. Although it might seems we had been blindsided, there is no doubt things could have been better if urgency was given to the call for action. Hoping and wishing was not the thing to do. Looking at everything as a hoax will not cause things to go away. The reality is, we have to stop, look and listen; pay attention to the signs and the calls for action. Thing could have been better had there been leaders with foresight, one who cares and understands the plight of a nation and not individualism.

We have been overwhelmed. Cities, state and counties are crying out in distress. Who do we look to for help? However, in the midst of pain and confusions there is help but it is only available if you accept it. Our help comes from the Lord maker of heaven and earth. The time is now, look to Him for your help. Now is not the time for sarcastic behavior. However if you have a better idea I would like to hear about it; maybe then we could all try it but until them; “The Lord is your light and salvation; a very present help in times of trouble.” We are in trouble, the earth is crying out for help and we are powerless to do anything about it. Lord have mercy!

There is good news! In the midst of a storm there is always a calm a silver lining and there is a light at the end of the tunnel! The eye might be passing but make no mistake and don’t be caught off guard. In the eye there is calm and quietness. The back of the storm is sometimes more dangerous. However, when the storm is passed the calm is great and it brings relief and refreshments. Rebuilding will not be easy but where there is a will there will be a way. Don’t give up hope!

It is time to refocused and for repentance! We should not take this lightly. The world has never seen anything like this before. This is just the start of what is to come. The signs of the times are everywhere. Prepare for the turbulence, this is just the precursor. Those who are ready and prepared will make it through. There’s help even in the midst of the storm!

Emerging

We emerge from isolation, silence and tragedy, to stand tall in times of obscurity. We are a people of untethered strength with a force that is greater than anything the world has ever seen. We rise out of desperation, we reach forward with vigor; we stand in the gap ready to take the challenges that faces the next generation. This is a relentless generation that is searching for its identity. We call then the techs’, the millennial; just like those who was sent to spy out the Land, some returned with a bad report. However, there is always a remnant who is willing to stand against all odds even when standing alone means being alienated from the crowd.

We come from a place where there are no ambiguities, it is plain and simple; we are a force with the heart of a lion yet humble as a lamb. Standing on the side being undecided is not an option, the time is now to get up and show your strength; your will to survive. You will emerge with strength standing strong and prepared for a battle against the invisible foe. He is willing to cause collateral damage to the kingdom without remorse.

The emergence of a new world order has taken place. The world is a different place, society has transformed into a social scale that has never been seen before. We are drifting into a world of seclusion, however there are still questions that needs to be answer. Looking at things from a world perspective, we see new trends taking place. I ask myself where is God in all of this? Everything seems to change and it is not necessarily for the better. Make the comparison and determine if we are a sane society! Yes, we are coming to terms with the reality of what was: is not what it used to be.

I am disappointed of the prospects of what is ahead. Where are we to place the blame? Surely, we can look at leadership and shove it off on them but we to have to live up to our responsibility. Why are we in such a hard place? Clearly the choice we make leads us down the road of despair but there is hope. At lease that is what I think. As we emerge through time and season we can begin to repair the path that seems irreparable. The God of yesterday is still the God of today; we can’t replace him even if we try. There is no denying that he exists and is in control. He is the one who can take us out of darkness and show us the light. Despite what is going on around us, we can emerge with hope for a brighter tomorrow.

Where are we going as a nation? During all this confusion, it is time to come out of the dark and let our light shine. There is work to be done with truth and righteousness showing the light in dark places. The emergence of a new world order suggests we wake up to watch what is happening around us. Government is not the answer, church is not the answer; we have taken on the consciousness and realization that there is only one answer and it is in God. It is time to rise and emerge from obscurity; raise the flag of victory without surrendering to low morale. Find your place in this space and stand tall with head raised proud of who you are and to whom you belong. It is time to rise and lift the blood-stained banner high. The cross was carried on our behalf; the story was told and proven and now it is finished your redemption has been paid. It is time to emerge!

R.I.P the End of a Civil Society

Are we “One nation under God indivisible with liberty and justice for all?”

Half a century ago, at the height of anti-Communist fervor, Congress added the words ”Under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance. It was a petty attempt to link patriotism with religious piety, to distinguish us from the godless Soviets. But after millions of repetitions over the years, the phrase has become part of the backdrop of American life, just like the words ”In God We Trust” on our coins and ”God bless America” uttered by presidents at the end of important speeches. (N.Y. times)

In today society it has become the melting pot for moral decay and decadence. We are now faced with the rottenness of a so call society that would cause the death of the already dead! The question is; how did we as a nation come to this brink? Look at what is happening even at this moment when our society is said to be more civilized. We have more people with degrees than at any other time in the history of this nation yet we are more morally bankrupt.

Just in case you might be wondering, I am not commenting on things politically; that will be for another time and place. I must say that the standard of leadership and the corruption is clear and hard to ignore. Therefore I must conclude that this is truly: R.I.P the end of a civil society. It is the thing that causes great nations to fall.

When I was a child it was said; manners and behavior will take you anywhere in the world. This is a far cry from those days when folks respected each other.

Respect for authority has been thrown out of the window and everyone is being governed by their own ideals. Is this the place we thought it would be in a moment like this? Respect for authority is at an all time low. It is so clear in the media; we look at it as a new norm. It is disgusting and rude and there is no other way we should describe it! Let us as a nation get back to the art of respect and for the ideals that this great nation was built upon! Don’t be afraid to stand up for what is morally right without intruding on the rights of others. Give respect where respect is due. Let us stay true to our motto, “One Nation under God.”

Happy thanks giving and may God bless us all as a nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all!