Acts, chapter 27, verses 16-19: “As Paul continued on this journey, away from safety, they tried everything they knew to keep the ship together.” They began to throw things overboard; even things that had gotten them over the years to exactly the place of safety they had always longed for.
Scripture does serve us as a warning, because history repeats itself. As a nation, we’ve begun the struggle to stay afloat. We’re almost bankrupted by greed. We’ve done what we can to keep ourselves afloat yet proceeded full speed ahead on the wrong course. We are now throwing overboard everything that has guided us, prospered us, given us stability as a people. We’ve declared ourselves to be progressive, but we’re actually heading into a very sad and predictable decline. The one hope for our future is people turning back to God.
It’s time for you and I to pray.