In times of civil turmoil and spiritual darkness, we may think that we have only two options. The first is to remain silent in the shadows. The second is to perform physical acts out in the open. But we have been given a third choice in these times of uncertainty: to be a voice. A voice crying out in the wilderness to a people in an evil world. God sent John the Baptist to be His voice to foretell and prepare the hearts of the nations for the next era. His voice spurred the revival which was desperately needed for people who had grown cold and parched to the word of the Lord.
As we read the headlines and events of what is happening around us, we must realise that we too, are on the brink of another revival. Our world is filled with those who love only themselves and have no regard for loving God or their neighbors. It is every man for himself as apathy of godliness and morals have been tossed to the wayside. God has called us to be a voice. To remind those around us of His love and ways. To be an oasis in the desert of hate. To be a voice, one must also be willing to suffer the cost of proclaiming the truth.
John the Baptist only had a voice for a certain amount of time before he was arrested and killed for his words. Thus, it is imperative for us to remember that when there is a spring of awakening and revival, persecution and hardships are only a few mere footsteps behind. It is so easy to be a voice when there is no fear of retribution. It is a completely different story when it comes with great risk. Be willing to take a stand for your voice-even if it means that everything is taken from you. Pray that your voice and the message you have been given never points back to you, but to the ONE who gave it to you in the first place. Amen.