Despite the Chaos …

Posted on January 10, 2021


By David Ettinger

It was a jaw-jarring 37 degrees this morning here in Orlando, Florida. Not quite what our Chamber of Commerce would prefer. However, it was also a gorgeous, sun-drenched, cloudless day which would give me no peace until I went out and walked in it.

Which I did — for an hour!

Along the way, I came to a cluster of majestic trees draped with Spanish Moss. I immediately thought of the verse: “For you will go out with joy and be led in peace; the mountains and the hills will break into shouts of joy before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands” (Isaiah 55:12).

This verse is a promise to the remnant of the nation of Israel, and will be fulfilled in God’s future Millennial Kingdom over which our Lord Jesus Christ will reign for 1,000 years.

And though that day will indeed be glorious, I am still reminded how the Lord — even in these ever-darkening times — continues to cause “His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous” (Matthew 5:45).

Nothing deep here, just a reminder that God’s beauty is still all around us, and that despite the chaos, His love and graciousness are deep and abundant.

As His children in the Lord Jesus, let us forever be praising Him!