Look — up in the sky (depending on where you live) — that’s not Superman, it is the Sahara sand storm, the biggest one in half a century that has crossed the Atlantic and is hanging over the Southeastern U.S., and heading inland.
A suffocating sand storm.
Just a month ago, it was the “murder hornets,” also known as the [possibly racist] Asian Green Hornet that was coming to kill us in our beds.
This is getting Biblical, folks.
2020 is getting to feel like Zero Year, where we wind the odometer back to 0 and start again.
Anyone think the coronavirus or Kung Flu [racist when President Trump says it] just might be a warning from, well, you know who, the extreme Supreme? And if so, what are we being warned about?
In the story of Passover, Moses gets You Know Who to sic 10 plagues on the Egyptians to convince Pharaoh to, well, let my people go. The Top Ten Plagues: Water turning to blood, frogs, lice, flies, livestock pestilence, boils, hail, locusts, darkness, and the killing of the first-born.
It would take too long to explain all 10, but with a little imagination, we can see most are already here.
Maybe the water hasn’t turned to blood, but it has turned to rust in a number of older U.S. cities. Flint, Michigan is not alone. Hey! — is that a boil?
Frog populations are declining and we don’t know why. Bees, too, and we’d be SOL without their help in pollination. Lice and flies ought to have been one plague, but Philly is a national leader in bed bugs.
The equivalent of livestock pestilence was the massive COVID-19 outbreaks in meat and poultry processing plants that closed them. The locust box is checked by the murder hornets and you could say the extremely high death rate among the elderly — the first born — fulfills that prophecy.
I am not a religious scholar, but, really — the pandemic, the destruction of our economy, police killings, mammoth unemployment, riots, looting, the tearing down of monuments — doesn’t this suggest the presence of an unseen hand?
No, not antifa. They are not that well organized.
If the unseen hand belongs to God, what is bugging Him about us?
Racism? Sexism? Homophobia? White privilege? Unequal distribution of wealth? Payday loans? Comcast? Boxed wine?
There is no point me guessing.
If what is plaguing us is a “sign,” He’s got to do better.
He gave Jesus a mount. That was then.
Maybe he could put him on Fox News (just for the huge ratings) today.
If you have something to say, Lord, clear your throat and let us hear it. We need encouragement to do better.