Despite being away last week, I have kept up with current world events, in particular the financial crises rocking the world. It is no surprise to me, nor do I find any joy in it. To my mind, it is and continues to be a painful and tragic necessity. Any long term readers know that the Lord has been warning us over a period of years, both here and in many other places, as to what would unfold.
My mind goes back to September 2006, in this post:
It is the twilight of the current age, and we bask in its fading gleams. Much that can be shaken, soon will be.
So do we see the shaking now? I would submit that we do, and there is yet more to come. Just as a Tsunami is not made up of one big wave but a number of waves, so we see the successive and larger waves crashing the shores of our indulgence.
It may be that the latest wave passes, leaving us feeling safe until the next one hits us, seemly out of nowhere. I do not know the timing, that is not my purpose and mission. The purpose is to warn, that we might be prepared. Do not think I am one of the prophets of doom, who delight in pronouncing judgment on everybody else, snug in their secure bunker. No, I have a family, a job, a church fellowship; I’m just an everyman. I do not expect the be aloof or unaffected by the storms.
What I say is the same as over the years – there is only one safe place, only one refuge as we discover our house of cards is not as secure as our pretense would like to make it be. The safe place? Christ alone! Christ alone! Christ alone in the Mercy judgement to come. Only He will be unshaken, only He can offer a place of refuge. The world will fail – He will remain. Therefore friends, purchase the Salt now while you can, that you might “have salt in yourselves, and peace with each other” (Mark 9 v50b).
PS – Perhaps of interest, I came across this today as I was preparing the post.