“At noon darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And at three o’clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?”which is translated, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
As I was travelling down the road in my Southern town on Monday, a few days after a the Friday morning Supreme Court decision redefining marriage, I was struck by two very bright lights in the sky. At first I thought it was airplanes, but as I drove, they didn’t seem to move. It was striking. I thought, that looks like the Star of Bethlehem. A newspaper article on Tuesday confirmed what I saw, calling it a “Star of Bethlehem Moment.” As I drove and looked in awe at the brightness of it, I noticed a storm on the horizon. Just underneath the two stars the sky was blacker than night. A wicked storm was coming through. I watched as the storm grew larger and closer to eclipsing the stars. My heart grew spiritually heavy. Soon I could no longer see the stars. What looked like the Star of Bethlehem was enveloped in darkness. The light, put out. I thought of our country. “Eloi, Eloi, lema, sabachtani.” Our country has forsaken Him again, just as it did January 22, 1973. We march in Pride, the deadliest of the seven deadly sins. The world has forsaken him too, killing children in the name of God, forsaken Him just like the day of the cross. Good is called evil and evil is called good.
My Facebook page is lit up with friend fighting friend. Families fighting families. The Darkness has descended.
Behold, I am sending you like sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and simple as doves. But beware of people, for they will hand you over to courts and scourge you in their synagogues, and you will be led before governors and kings for my sake as a witness before them and the pagans. When they hand you over, do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say. You will be given at that moment what you are to say. For it will not be you who speak but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. Brother will hand over brother to death, and the father his child; children will rise up against parents and have them put to death. You will be hated by all because of my name, but whoever endures to the end will be saved. When they persecute you in one town, flee to another. Amen I say to you, you will not finish the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes. Matthew 10:16-23
Hard times are coming ahead. But be not afraid. “What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light; what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops.” Matthew 10:27.
Hold fast to the Lord my friends. “Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father.” Matthew 10:32
I don’t write this post to scare anyone. I only say, don’t be blind to the spiritual. Keep your eyes on Christ. Do not worry or be afraid. The stars are still behind the clouds, the light will overcome the darkness.