Eberhard Arnold (1883-1935) wrote, “The whole world is shaking at its joints. We have the frightening impression that we stand before a great and catastrophic judgment. If this catastrophe does not take place, it is only because it has been averted by God’s direct intervention. And the church is called to move God – yes, God himself – to act. This does not mean that God will not or cannot act unless we ask him, but rather that he waits for people to believe in him and expect his intervention. For God acts among us only to the extent that we ask for his action and accept it with our hearts and lives. This is the secret of God’s intervention in history.”
I pray for enough faith to move God to action. I believe we are in serious and evil times (yes, there have been other serious and evil times) but this is our serious and evil time. Lord, we need your intervention in the condition of United States of America. Have mercy on us. Avert the catastrophe that could take place, intervene on our behalf.
“Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Jesus