A Little Bit of Amos and a Dab of Lighthouse

In the land, many surmise that nothing is much amiss.

The estate has suffered its pauses but none the less continues to see its citizenry burgeon. The might of her military is brag-worthy and interest in religion is thriving.

AmosFrom the south, a dresser of sycamore trees, a breeder of herds, makes his way into the land with a message for the privileged, a litany of shame.

Will the land listen?

Two years before the quake, an issue of grace is orated, “The LORD roars… pastures mourn… Carmel withers.” Amos 1:2

One by one, nation by nation, the prophet declares the pungent state of each people’s hearts, describing in dirge their roles in the social injustices of the land.

Gross cruelty, brotherly betrayal, and disregard for human dignity pinnacle the workman’s list.

A long while later, somber but for the occasional trace of autumn, barely rustling the needles clinging to life; a faint whisper from a land of ago.

Will the land listen?

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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2 Responses to A Little Bit of Amos and a Dab of Lighthouse

  1. Ben Nelson says:

    this one is working on me – thank you!

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