When the buffaloes move across a terrain, irrespective whether they sight lions or not … there is acute awareness of danger. Moving closely together and with great speed, they charge through the landscape. The buffalo which lags behind or is sidetracked by greenery… a surprise find in a dry place, is easy prey for the Lions.
God has called us to be one, the body of Christ 1 Corinthians 12:27 and there is strength to move in unity Psalms 133. Here, we encourage one another to stand despite the buffet of winds; bear with one another in moments of conflicts and reconcile; stand to pray with and for one another least any of us is lost to the enemy; purpose to grow in Christ through individual and corporate bible study.
Every Christian’s desire is to get to the final destination. However, man struggles to understand God and his ways. “In our limited understanding, we often fail to comprehend the core of who God is… the unity of God, His attributes and actions. The psalmist says that God will judge the World in righteousness and the peoples in the truth (Psalms 96:13b) and man wonders how can God be both just and merciful? Does God violate His goodness by exercising judgment on sinful people? How do we reconcile God’s violent wrath against sin with His tender love for sinners? God’s mercy to sinners is undeniable. God showers humanity with love and kindness, to the amazing extreme of sending His Son as a man to die and pay the penalty for their rebellion against Him. But the time will come when God’s final judgment will come, a fact known by every Christian.
So, irrespective of fatigue and endless distractions, let’s encourage one another to hold on and continue to do God’s will to the very end Colossians 1:21-23, Revelations 2:26. Just like the buffaloes gallop closely together through the dangerous terrain with a focus on their destination, so “..dear friends, build yourselves up in the most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.” Jude 20- 21.
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty” Psalms 91:1