Thursday, September 10, 2020

September 10

I think God has a sense of humor. We are made in his image, and I imagine our minds are like his in some ways. Yesterday, I woke up with a song in my mind, not just any music, but an old Jerry Reed song that I haven’t heard since I was a child, and that’s a lot of years! I had just finished reading Joel the day before and had probably glanced at the next book coming up, but had not dwelled on it. The song was Amos Moses! Here’s why it’s humorous:

Now Amos Moses was a Cajun

He lived by himself in the swamp

He hunted alligator for a living

He'd just knock them in the head with a stump

The Louisiana law gonna get you, Amos

I think the Holy Spirit was excited for me to get up and start reading this book and woke me up to this tune. I didn’t understand that until today. From humor to seriousness, and a call to pray and mount up to help if able.

We have forgotten our fellow countrymen in Louisiana and Texas who are still dealing with the aftermath of hurricane Laura. We are at ease in our air conditioning and refrigeration, while many are still suffering in this oppressive heat. The media is so fixated on the coronavirus that nothing else matters, so our attention is not given to the disaster of these two states. If you can help, please help; if not, please pray.

The following verses were in my reading for today and are similar to what Louisiana and Texas are dealing with, but may not be entirely in context because this was a prophecy against Zion. However, indeed, we should not rest easy while our brothers and sisters suffer from disaster.

O you who put far away the day of disaster and bring near the seat of violence? “Woe to those who lie on beds of ivory and stretch themselves out on their couches, and eat lambs from the flock and calves from the midst of the stall, Amos 6:3-4

The photo is of my friend Suzy’s niece. She’s doing all she can to help. My friend is from Louisiana.

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