Week 21 Day 6
Finding God in the Mysteries of every day
When the righteous triumph, there is great elation; but when the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding.
Surveillance. Paranoia. Watching. Being Watched. Did you ever wonder about the motivations of the ones who were constantly watching nearly everyone on the planet at one time or another? Many people have justified extremely intrusive surveillance in the name of fear in the years since the tragedies of 9/11/2001. Problem is, we have gone overboard in my opinion. When we curtail, limit, or otherwise obstruct basic human liberties in the name of “safety”, which in reality is an illusion, we, as a people are exchanging those freedoms for a lie. The world is not a safe place. Righteousness has been supplanted by a deadly demonic lust for power, control, and profit.
With all of the so called technical advances of the last fifty years and the growing paranoia and xenophobia rampant in the world is it any wonder that people are “forting up” arming themselves, and in general walking the streets with a heightened awareness of their surroundings, watching and waiting for any activity they might perceive as a danger.
Here’s the good news. We have a refuge. We have a haven of rest. We have a God who is watching even the watchers. If we live our lives in such a manner as to be of no interest to the finger pointing, shaming, pruriently interested wielders of cameras and microphones they will quickly move on to other targets. Righteousness shines like the sun, Light cancels out darkness. Let those live in the “outer darkness” (Matthew 22:13) who have chosen that for themselves.
We know we were made
for so much more than ordinary lives,
shine like the sun make darkness run and hide
We were made to thrive (Mark Hall | Matthew West© 2014 My Refuge Music )