October 2021 | Service of Love

Be Still
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Be Still

Dr. John K. Mathew

2020 was a year of great expectation:

The whole world thought 2020 would mark a leap in human history.

But how will history mark 2020?

A year of:

Universal restlessness.

Universal hopelessness.

Universal helplessness.

Are we Christians any different? Not much.

However, there are Christians all over the world who see a future  beyond the current circumstances. “How?,”  you would ask.

That is the power of the Word of God.

Let us look at three 'stills' referred to in the Scripture.

First of all Moses says, “Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord which he will show to you today.”  Moses says these words at a very difficult time! Why is Moses so confident? Because he knew the Word of God and the promise God had given to Abraham. The

Israelites are on their adventurous journey to the Holy Land. And now they stand facing the Red Sea:

The Egyptians are following them;

On both sides are mountains:

They have been trapped as it is said, “caught between the devil and the deep sea”.

They have been miraculously saved: They had only to be still, stand still.

In the book of Ruth, we read about Naomi’s advise to Ruth to sit still. (Ruth 3:18 KJV)

Ruth was a young gentile woman who followed her mother-in-law.

She needed the protection of a man and a family. Uncertain about her future, she was anxious, yet Naomi tells her to sit still, somehow certain that something will work out.

How could Naomi can say that? She knew the Word of God and knew it guaranteed a redeemer! She only needs to sit still.

In Psalm 46:10, the author says, 'Be still'. "Be still and know that I am God;

I will be exalted among the Nations; I will be exalted in the Earth."

What is the context? The earth may give way and the mountains may fall into the midst of the seas. Though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their swelling; yet, be still. Don’t be afraid. Be still. Why? Because, God is our refuge and strength an ever present help in trouble.

So whatever may be mark of 2020:

Please Stand still

Please Sit still and

Please Be still.

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