Called In A Crisis Hour
By Lois J. Stucky (1928 – 2014)
No doubt many times in the history of mankind have been considered crisis times, but this hour is unique because we are nearer to the coming again of our Lord Jesus Christ than any previous generation, perhaps very near His coming. It is not a thing to be taken casually that God has called and trusted us to serve His noble purposes in this particular generation! The whole world is in crisis!
This tone of urgency corresponds to the Apostle Paul’s message to the Romans in which he exhorted readers to be aware of the hour in which they had been called to live and to behave themselves accordingly. Here is a brief word from his admonition: “It is high time to awake out of sleep…the day is at hand…put on the armor of light” (Rom. 13:11-12).
According to our Lord Jesus, we who belong to Him are the light of the world (Matt. 5:14). Albert Barnes in his commentary says that Christians are by instruction and example to show the way to God. The eyes of the world are upon Christians. Their actions cannot be hid. They must be seen. Let us strive to be true lights shining in the world’s darkness of our generation.
We have often been inspired by those who have gone through crisis times for God before us. In desperation they sought God, and He answered above what they asked or thought. Let us not underestimate what God is able to do in our crisis hour if we will earnestly seek His face. Let us hold tightly to our faith and prayer for revival! Uniting our efforts with others, and favored by a merciful, prayer-hearing God, we will yet see blessed things from Him in this crisis hour of our generation.
And, importantly, let us heed the Apostle Paul’s admonition to “Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ” (Rom. 13:14). Our abiding in our blessed Lord and His Word abiding in us is our hope of fulfilling our heavenly calling in this crisis hour.