Woman Looking at a Storm

Our reliability on man’s devices can present us with a false sense of security. We assume that just because many rely heavily on these modern-day conveniences, although prone to minor adjustments, cannot fail in the grand scheme of things. This invulnerability creates in us the inability to prepare ourselves for future shifts which threaten to disrupt our personal world.

It reminds me of the disastrous storms, fires, and earthquakes which have come upon the coastlines. Even when authorities give ample warning to leave, we oftentimes hear of those who stay in their homes with stubbornness, believing they will be able to overcome the great onslaught by their lonesome.

As with these disasters, many have taken refuge in the global, social construct – even though warning signs have shown what is coming straight ahead. Many refuse to listen to the observant while giving heed of their present comforts.

Just as a road sign informs us of our destination – sometimes many miles in advance – the Father has presented us queue signs to warn us of what is to come. These signals are not always immediate, yet are very consistent.

Am reminded of the words from Isaiah 40. There is a cry coming from the wilderness – a cry to prepare ourselves for the way, to make straight in the desert a highway. It is a cry which goes as such: “Every valley shall be exalted, every mountain and hill shall be made low. The crooked shall be made straight and the rough places plain.”

Just as in days of Isaiah, today we find ample workmen melting graven images. We find goldsmiths spreading them with gold and casting upon them silver chains. Many lift up their devices in arrogance and declare, “We know it all!”

Have we not known? Have we not heard? Have we not been told from the very beginning?

“All flesh is grass, and all the godliness thereof is as the flower of the field. The grass withers and the flower fades – because the spirit of Yah blows upon it. Surely the people are as the grass.”

“But they that wait upon Him shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall run, and not be weary. They shall walk, and not faint.”