Monday, April 6, 2020 Devotional
"𝘽𝙡𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙣𝙖𝙢𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙂𝙤𝙙 𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧, 𝙩𝙤 𝙬𝙝𝙤𝙢 𝙗𝙚𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙬𝙞𝙨𝙙𝙤𝙢 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙢𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩. 𝙃𝙚 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙤𝙣𝙨; 𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙢𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙚𝙩𝙨 𝙪𝙥 𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨; 𝙝𝙚 𝙜𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙨𝙙𝙤𝙢 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙨𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬𝙡𝙚𝙙𝙜𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙨𝙚 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜; 𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙨 𝙙𝙚𝙚𝙥 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙞𝙙𝙙𝙚𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨; 𝙝𝙚 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙖𝙧𝙠𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙙𝙬𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙝𝙞𝙢.” -Daniel 2:20-22
The world is in the throes of an epidemic that is predicted to take hundreds of thousands of lives over the next few weeks. We are all taking the recommended precautions to help slow it down while wise and learned men desperately search for a cure, a treatment, and ultimately a vaccination.
The prophet Daniel, who was a wise and learned scientist in his day, reminds us where such knowledge comes from. God is the one who reveals mysteries.
In our pride we had come to a place where we expected Science to provide us with all the answers. We had even begun to presume to correct what we had begun to regard as mistakes in God’s Word, when our scientists claimed that they knew better.
Now we are where we should have been all along; on our knees, crying out to God that He would reveal to our scientists the mystery of how to combat this disease.
And so we pray: "𝙂𝙤𝙙 𝙤𝙛 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙬𝙞𝙨𝙙𝙤𝙢, 𝙇𝙤𝙧𝙙 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙝𝙞𝙙𝙙𝙚𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨; 𝙬𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙜𝙣𝙞𝙯𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬𝙡𝙚𝙙𝙜𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙬𝙞𝙨𝙙𝙤𝙢 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙔𝙤𝙪. 𝙁𝙤𝙧𝙜𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙛𝙤𝙤𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙝 𝙥𝙧𝙞𝙙𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙖𝙧𝙧𝙤𝙜𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙥𝙪𝙧𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙙𝙚𝙨𝙥𝙞𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙙. 𝙏𝙪𝙧𝙣 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙨 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙤𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝙔𝙤𝙪. 𝙒𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙜𝙣𝙞𝙯𝙚 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙖𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙫𝙞𝙧𝙪𝙨 𝙨𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙨 𝙖𝙘𝙧𝙤𝙨𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙮 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙨𝙞𝙘𝙠 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙙𝙞𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙨𝙥𝙞𝙩𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙚𝙛𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙨. 𝙄𝙣 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙢𝙚𝙧𝙘𝙮, 𝙧𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙖𝙡 𝙩𝙤 𝙪𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙮 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙥 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙙𝙞𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙮 𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙨. 𝘼𝙢𝙚𝙣."
Pastor Dan Giles