Our Unpredictable World

Pastor Mitch McDonald

Pastor Mitch McDonald

I am writing this article for the November edition of the Splash on Saturday, Oct. 7. Like all across this nation, I awoke this morning to the news that Israel had been invaded by Hamas. My mind immediately went to Psalm 122:6-9, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: ‘May those who love you be secure. May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels.’ For the sake of my family and friends, I will say, ‘Peace be within you.’ For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your prosperity.”

This small piece of real estate on our planet has been at the very center of hundreds of conflicts and wars. I am of the opinion and conviction that a spiritual battle rages over Jerusalem and the nation of Israel. This is why we are called to pray for Jerusalem.

There is no crystal ball to predict what may have taken place from the time I wrote this article until the time it arrives in your driveway. Yet the mandate remains that we remain fervent in praying for the nation of Israel and for our entire world.

The times we live in are uncertain and unpredictable, as we see on a daily basis. But one thing that remains constant is God’s faithfulness and love not only for Israel, but for the entire world. Every continent upon this earth is faced with challenges, heartbreak, and tragedies, but God remains faithful.

May you live each day in these uncertain times with this reminder from Lamentations 3:22-23: “The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”