“The day of the LORD is great; it is dreadful. Who can endure it? ‘Even now,’ declares the LORD, ‘return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.’ Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity. Who knows? He may turn and have pity and leave behind a blessing.” (Joel 2:11–14, NIV 1984).
My Musings – Given the state of the world, I think we would have to conclude that the Lord is indeed “gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and He relents from sending calamity.” And yet calamity seems to be upon us, crouching at our “doorstep.” And yet it can (and someday will) become so dreadful that people will barely be able to endure it. …
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