It is times of unrest that brings us to who we really are.
When things are going great,
when life is smooth,
when everything is laid out perfectly on the table,
we are comfortable.
We forget who we are.
We forget our neighbor.
We forget our God given purpose.
We forget the two commandments.
It is times of unrest that the truth comes to the surface.
We have a choice.
Are we going to face the truth
or are we going to turn and walk on the other-side.
Are we going to acknowledge the truth
or are we going to be silent
and just pray that we get back to the perfect spread on our tables.
O. Stephen Peart. 2020 © All rights reserved
Motivation behind this Poem
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.
This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”
For the day of the Lord is near upon all the nations. As you have done, it shall be done to you; your deeds shall return on your own head.
“They heard my groaning, yet there is no one to comfort me. All my enemies have heard of my trouble; they are glad that you have done it. You have brought the day you announced; now let them be as I am.
Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
It is times of unrest that brings us to who we really are. God’s grace is the gift given to mankind that allows us to move from a sinful state to the open arms of a Saviour that bore the must brutal of killings. He looked hate in the eyes and showed it the POWER of LOVE. It is times of unrest that gives us a chance to come to our knees in surrender to Him. For God so loved the world. A world that is filled with hatred. A world that seeks to steal, kill and destroy. There is no greater love and it is that love that can transform lives. So in a time of unrest, we seek to remind ourselves of who we really are.