I usually write my Word Wednesdays on Wednesday, because I like them to be “fresh” in the moment. That works great… until the unexpected happens. Yeah, I was sick yesterday. So we’ll have our Wednesday on Thursday if everyone is agreeable. 🙂
Genesis 6:9 (GWT)–This is the account of Noah and his descendants. Noah had God’s approval and was a man of integrity among the people of his time. He walked with God.
It’s hard to believe, but the people of Noah’s time were even more depraved than people today. In fact, among the people of the earth, Noah (and likely those in his family) were the only ones who were considered to have integrity. That’s an appalling thing to think about, isn’t it? That in the entire world, only one person walked with God?
Makes our walk seem a little bit easier, doesn’t it? It’s easy to watch the news and lament. I’ve done it many times, so many times that I’ve essentially quit watching the news. (I read it elsewhere. Being uninformed is worse than being angry.) No matter how bad it is right now, at least we have others to pray with and to be there for us. I’ve seen it in the most amazing way over the past month or so, the way believers rally around each other in prayer even when they don’t know what they’re praying for exactly. Who did Noah have to turn to?
Know the other thing? We can’t complain about the way things are. You don’t hear Noah complaining. And he had every reason. The thing is, we can still take action. We can still band together against the wrong in the world. God has us here at this time for a reason. And trust me, it’s not to gripe about the way things are. It’s to change them. Shouldn’t our voices be heard now more than ever? Noah had no one to stand with him. We have countless others. Why do we remain silent? What would happen if we all spoke truth instead of sitting back and watching it happen?
Okay, so my toes hurt. I’m talking about me here. I know I don’t speak out near enough. It’s time to use our voices more, don’t you think?