Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Color Of Crisis

What's the color is crisis?

Is it red? for blood in the street

Or blue? for the broken heart

Or black? for the darkness

Or white? for the lack of any color, red or blue or black or…

Perhaps neither, or all,

or a mixture of two

Say purple? A mix of red and blue

With a shade of grey—white and black together

Perhaps the color of crisis is

two colors mixed—red & blue

two hands joined—black & white

United—in prayer.

The clock still ticks, the sun still rises and sets, so why do the mundane, the normal and typical seem so out of place?

Such is the uneasy feeling of crisis.

How do we respond to a loved one or a friend or an acquaintance or a nation in crisis?

How do we do more than ‘like’ or ‘share’ a facebook post?

Can we actually do something that makes a difference.

When we click on a ‘PRAY FOR…” this or that, do we?

Do we really stop and ask the One who can make a difference, if He will? The God of All Comfort is able and willing and wanting to hear—and heal.

Prayer is calling 911

and then doing our part

doing what we see

to help with the need

If all you can do is pray

Then, pray well

Prayer activates The Balm

That relieves the bomb

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14 King James Version (KJV)


SimplyDarlene said...

Indeed, making God's love a verb instead of only a noun...


Doug Spurling said...

Thanks Darlene,for being a doer of Love not a hearer only

caryjo said...

Thank you for sharing so beautifully, touching hearts.