Behold, the LORD is riding on a swift cloud and comes to Egypt; and the idols of Egypt will tremble at his presence, and the heart of the Egyptians will melt within them.
I spoke last night with a dear older brother in the faith who mourned the fact that history keeps repeating itself, but I encouraged him not to think of history as the repetition of men’s evils, but the repetition of God’s goodness. Nehemiah stood in the wreckage of a once-great Israel, weeping over heroic ages long past, only for God to inspire him to rebuild the walls. Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers, then banished to a dungeon for a crime he didn’t commit, only for God to raise him up to Egypt’s throne for Israel’s salvation. John watched his fellow apostles die martyrs’ deaths, probably wondering if the Lord had forgotten him there on that little island, only for God to surprise him with the stunning, apocalyptic vision of Revelation.
So Christian, no matter how bleak it gets, and no matter how fruitless your little efforts might seem, keep praying! Even today, God’s Spirit may ride that swift wind of salvation through your land, silence all the dumb idols, and turn the hearts of wayward men back to Him.