If there was ever a year to fall on our faces, bow low, and cry out to God Almighty Most High for mercy, this is the year. Our lives, all over the world, have been turned upside down. Starting with a sneaky virus that pounces like a lion, followed by Newscasters creating unfathomable fear to being locked down, and sending some into financial ruin. But this was only the beginning.
This year has brought to light all kinds of wickedness done behind closed doors. Hidden secrets of vast pedophile rings exposed, pedophiles demanding their rights to exist, extreme social injustice spilling out onto the streets of America, cops getting away with murder, riots, burning down buildings, and so much more.
And that’s on the national level. Let’s not forget about the private hell individuals were and some still are going through. Loved ones dying and no proper funeral taking place. Homes foreclosing. There’s no money to pay the bills. Evictions happening, businesses closing, and jobs lost.
Children and women locked in their homes being physically abused with no one knowing the suffering taking place. Sexual predators enjoying their stay at home because they know the children have no way of escape. There’s no school, no outside, no park. Just endless abuses.
Isolation ripping out the very essence of a person, until the only choice that seems viable is death.
Yet, our year isn’t over.
It seems to me that maybe we as believers ought to take God and His Word seriously. We ought to return to Him and follow His way of doing things.
I can’t think of any better way than to start now with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.
Yom Kippur is a day of fasting and intensive prayer, crying out for mercy from the Great I AM, acknowledging our sins as well as the sins of our nation. This is the time to repent.
Repent for your sins, your family’s sins, your city’s sins, your state’s sin, your nation’s sins, and the world’s sins.
Join believers, of Jewish and non-Jewish descent, all over the world in fasting and repenting for our sins against the Lord Most High. This year Yom Kippur begins in the evening of Sunday, September 27 and ends in the evening of Monday, September 28.