February 16, 2023

Greetings, Friend!

Days ago, as I sat praying, I was led by the Blessed Holy Spirit to turn my attention to the television whereby a Christian news program was reporting on the devastating news of the massive Kahramanmaras Earthquake in Turkey-Syria.  Most swiftly, after seconds of watching it; our Holy Lord instructed me to turn away from the graphic images whereby the news now astoundingly reports 41,000 people hath perished. 

Since the tragedy, I have remaineth silent to be most careful not to hurt our most Holy Father with my questioning of Him of those who have lost their lives and the suffering of the precious survivors.  This past Tuesday evening, thy Lord was faithful to speaketh to me about the Earthquake and instructed me to write this post.  

And so, I might say for many days before this catastrophic Earthquake occurred our Lord was most kind to bestow grace upon me to speaketh to me about the beginning of sorrows. Matthew 24:8-13.  And ofttimes, when He revealeth to me calamities, I pray in faith as I am led by Him to turn around what He has revealed to me. When our Lord does not answereth cries for tragedies not to cometh to pass, such as one on the magnitude of the Earthquake; I am surely left most sorrowful. Yet, thy Lord did not lead me to pray for the Earthquake in Turkey-Syria. 

How might we be strengthen in our faith in this hour amidst such catastrophe?  I might want to offer the blessed passage in the Book of Psalms, Chapter 46:10, wherefore the Psalmist writes a most encouraging verse most appropriate for us to hide in our hearts today.  It reads: “Be still, and know that I am God:  I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”   

Friends, it is in the stillness of the presence of the Holy One we receiveth His strength and His will on how He has purposed to use us in these end times for His glory.   

The Lord of Hosts is with us.  Amen.  

        Because of the Cross,