2019 GENERAL ASSEMBLY THEME
A Fox news article cited a youth, “’Daddy, where is God during the hurricane?’ This is the question my five-year-old son asked me yesterday. We were huddled together on the porch with my wife Lauren and our two daughters, watching the pine trees in our back yard being whipped around by the wind,” (Fox News, September 15, 2018). My answer to the query is, “You’ll find God in His Word!”
Indeed, this was, perhaps, (and yet is) a cogent question in the minds of many children and adults alike during and after the dire consequences following the pummeling havoc of hurricane Florence in September, 2018. The article prompted my mind to reflect on the very timely General Assembly theme for 2019, which God spoke to my heart weeks before the hurricane. And I share it with you today.
“Help Lord!” (Psalms 12:1). Of course, you must read the entire division (Psalms 12:1-8; and 13:1-6)) in order to get the full message of what God is saying to the nation and world today through the pensive lips of soon-to-become King David, the psalmist to the chief musicians at Sheminith:
“the godly man ceaseth”
“the faithful fail”
“they speak …with flattering lips and a double heart”
They have said, “With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us?”
The poor is yet oppressed and the needy still wanting
The wicked walk on every side, the vilest men are exalted.
The words of the Lord are pure words: thou shall keep them from this generation for ever.
Do these citations remind you of the goings-on in the world today, economically, educationally, politically, socially? Like King David, we all need to cry, again and again, “Help Lord!
Meharry H. Lewis