IEvery curse written against us in the Law of Moses has come true. Yet we have refused to seek mercy from the LORD our God by turning from our sins and recognizing his truth. Therefore, the LORD has brought upon us the disaster he prepared. The LORD our God was right to do all of these things, for we did not obey him.
“O our God, hear your servant’s prayer! Listen as I plead. For your own sake, Lord, smile again on your desolate sanctuary. “O my God, lean down and listen to me. Open your eyes and see our despair. See how your city—the city that bears your name—lies in ruins. We make this plea, not because we deserve help, but because of your mercy. “O Lord, hear. O Lord, forgive. O Lord, listen and act! For your own sake, do not delay, O my God, for your people and your city bear your name.” (Daniel 9:13-14, 17-19 NLT)
It baffles me why more people aren't flocking to the Lord. The times are so perilous. Danger, death, destruction are everywhere. We are seeing the results of our own sinfullness around every corner, within every headline and breaking news event.
Open our eyes Lord!
Daniel could have been living today, here, in the United States, instead of thousands of years ago. Yes, the Lord could stop it. He won't. He won't until we humble ourselves and come to him. I plead Lord, intervene. Make life better for all. Lord have mercy on us and our rejection of you. Open our eyes Lord to your perfect grace and love. Use me as an instrument to change the world and bring people to you! Amen!