A few days ago I was sitting in a meeting and one of my colleagues, said she was sick of the moaning and if we did not say something positive in the next sentence she would leave. So one of the others mentioned his research.
Yesterday, after 300 plus days without a case of the current Chinese pox, and despite being held in social isolation throughout that time, the pox hit the south island. The panic among the people is significant. The magical power given to the prime minister and her sacred mRNA vaccine is at least idolatrous. They do not believe in the power of Christ. They believe in the power of the rulers.
And this falling over. Right now. I’m quite aware that a mandate was published at Midnight on the 22nd of October, and those who are not vaccinated in my craft must be so or lose their job.
So I’m grieving. I hoped to work for another decade.
But I have a sense of peace, despite the grieving, and the fact that I can only talk anonymously or with those I trust implicitly. I cannot talk in home groups or at church. I cannot talk anywhere a Karen could report me.
Or lose a job I am likely to lose anyway.
I am rejoicing, because in this over reach there will be revulsion, and the people may repent. I pray that as with Israel, God will bring us home.
who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning;
Grant that we may in such wise hear them,
read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them,
that by patience, and comfort of thy holy Word,
we may embrace, and ever hold fast
the blessed hope of everlasting life,
which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ.
7 For this is what the Lord says:
“Sing aloud with joy for Jacob,
And be joyful with the chief of the nations;
Proclaim, give praise, and say,
‘Lord, save Your people,
The remnant of Israel!’
8 Behold, I am bringing them from the north country,
And I will gather them from the remote parts of the earth,
Among them those who are blind and those who limp,
The pregnant woman and she who is in labor, together;
They will return here as a great assembly.
9 They will come with weeping,
And by pleading I will bring them;
I will lead them by streams of waters,
On a straight path on which they will not stumble;
For I am a father to Israel,
And Ephraim is My firstborn.”
23 The former priests, on the one hand, existed in greater numbers because they were prevented by death from continuing; 24 Jesus, on the other hand, because He continues forever, holds His priesthood permanently. 25 Therefore He is also able to save [c]forever those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.
26 For it was fitting for us to have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens; 27 who has no daily need, like those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the sins of the people, because He did this once for all time when He offered up Himself. 28 For the Law appoints men as high priests who are weak, but the word of the oath, which came after the Law, appoints a Son, who has been made perfect forever.
46 Then they *came to Jericho. And later, as He was leaving Jericho with His disciples and a large crowd, a beggar who was blind named Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the road. 47 And when he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 Many were sternly telling him to be quiet, but he kept crying out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 And Jesus stopped and said, “Call him here.” So they *called the man who was blind, saying to him, “Take courage, stand up! He is calling for you.” 50 And throwing off his cloak, he jumped up and came to Jesus. 51 And replying to him, Jesus said, “What do you want Me to do for you?” And the man who was blind said to Him, “Rabboni, I want to regain my sight” 52 And Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has [made you well.” And immediately he regained his sight and began following Him on the road.
The first healing we need is not physical. It is spiritual. Because unless we repent, having sharp vision and full fitness will not avail us. There has been many a champion fall into despair after their triumph. It is a true saying that all political careers end in failure. Regardless of our intentions to do good, there are other consequences to our actions, and though we are convinced we are doing good, there is damage.
A wise man avoids the conflict when he can. An astute man will, when he sees that the policy does more harm than good, will change it.
But we are under travail. Our press think they are prophets when they lie. Our rulers have no wisdom, but think credentials are enough.
I hate this. I know the heights from which my nation has fallen. And I will not put on the blindfold our leaders demand, so that I am blind with them, and cannot see the cross of Jesus.
For Christ is our only hope.