A Perfect Storm
Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, declares the Lord. Be strong, O Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land, declares the Lord. Work, for I am with you, declares the Lord of hosts, according to the covenant that I made with you when you came out of Egypt. My Spirit remains in your midst. Fear not. Haggai 2:4-5 ESV
In this up and down time of CoronaVirus-19 anxiety, we need to recall the Way of The Lord.
In Zechariah 4:10, we are reminded by God that problems are not always solved overnight, or at the snap of our fingers. If we were suffering from a tremendous drought and the Lord sent a bountiful rain, it would take a while for the new water to bring in new crops, wouldn't it?
We are reminded here in verses 4 and 5 of Haggai, to "be strong" and "work." There are so many things we can and should be doing and be busy about it. An old pastor by the name of R. A. Torrey used to say, "The best way to begin is to begin." Have we?
Are we doing our part to get to the end of this thing?
The Lord reminds us that He is with us. The truth, not an empty promise. Re-read verses 4 and 5. Just as He promised in Egypt, "My Spirit remains in your midst. Fear not." May the glory of the Lord show in our faces and our deeds in the days ahead. May we each be part of the solution and not prolong the process by our inattention to things that matter.
God bless us, everyone.