It’s hard to believe that its now been 15 years since the Y2K scare. Due to the coding of DOS based programs, there were growing concerns that software would default from 1999 to 1900 resulting in the loss of sensitive information including bank accounts on January 1, 2000. Thus, businesses, programmers and IT support spent over a year along with millions of dollars to update technology with modern solutions. Although there were some minor glitches, the world survived.
Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds. Proverbs 27:23
While advances in modern living have improved annually, the same can’t be said about the faith of Americans. Except for a period of time following the aftermath of 9/11/01, church attendance has been on a downward spiral for the last 15 years. According to a Fuller Institute Study, 2.7 million church members will become inactive sometime throughout this year. Several of whom will leave their church home feeling hurt, neglected or wounded.
I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one. – Ezekiel 22:30
The byproduct of this decay has resulted in a society vulnerable to half-truths and misleading documentaries, void of absolute truth. Recent attempts by atheists in Hollywood to portray a biblical Noah and Moses failed miserably. If this trend continues, a nation of faith established by our founding fathers will be forgotten. May those called by God, like the prophet in Isaiah 6:8, step forward to lead the lost out of darkness into the light. During times of despair, fight off spiritual decay by placing your feet on the solid rock of Christ, Psalm 40:1-3.
by Jay Mankus