I know we’re nearly three weeks into January now, so this “wonder” is a bit late. I’ve just been wondering why so many of us seem to think that with the coming of the new year, everything is going to be better than it was on the 31st of December.
Maybe it’s because so many truly horrible things have happened in the last 8-10 months that we hoped, somehow, 2021 would herald a change. People would be honest. Government would concede that it is not responsible to monitor our daily lives. Politicians would hush. All the NON-peaceful riots of the summer and fall would go away, and those responsible for all the destruction would volunteer to help restore our cities. Crime and poverty would go away. People would stop throwing the F-bomb all over the place. World peace would descend like a soft blanket of warmth and comfort.
I hope you’re not surprised.
There is a law of physics that says that once something is in motion, it tends to stay in motion; and once something is NOT in motion, it tends to remain unmoving. It takes some kind of external force to change either status.
So what outside force could possibly stop the rush to chaos to which people around the world seem to be heading? I can think of only one thing:
Well, two things:
God’s Word and fervent prayer.
Matthew 18:20. “For where two or three are gathered together in My Name, there am I in the midst of them.”
No rhetoric, accusation, anger, or self-righteous bloviation can bring peace to this tired old world. God can.
What the world needs now is Holy Spirit revival.