"I Await the Dawn..."
We've all heard the famous saying from English theologian Thomas Fuller "The darkest hour is just before the dawn", and many of us have perhaps never prayed harder for that to be the case.
When all you can see is bleakest night all around you, fix your eyes on the horizon. When you hear from that same pitch darkness the rising clamor of angry, accusatory, deceptive, blasphemous voices assaulting you and all that you hold most dear, fix your eyes on the horizon. When the avatars of the Enemy of God persecute you at every turn and fire every flaming arrow in their arsenal at you and your loved ones, fix your eyes on the horizon. The LORD is coming. Rest assured, my brothers and sisters, He is coming. The more time I spend in His mighty presence, and I've never done so more than I am in this time, the more certain I am of it.
God is never late. And the instant His Dawn breaks over the horizon, the trolls will instantly turn to stone. Those who look back to Sodom will be turned to a pillar of salt. Every single wicked, hideous, hidden plot of the Enemy will be exposed immediately and dealt with more swiftly than anyone can imagine, for "nothing is hidden that will not be revealed" (see Luke 8:17 and Hebrews 4:13). Why? Because God is LOVE. That doesn't mean God is a fuzzy kitten or a mystical space buddy who is endlessly nice to everyone. It means God is pure gift of self. God is perfect sacrifice. God is utter, endless, perfect light and joy and unselfishness and power and abundant life. If you refuse those things, clinging instead to a false kingdom of deception, greed, selfishness, pride, arrogance, fear, etc. - if you refuse to repent and reach out to Him who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, what do you think is awaiting you? If you obstinately refuse to join Him and welcome into your self the full, surging current of glory, you will be utterly undone. If you cling to self, you will lose everything. If you surrender everything, most of all your "self", you will find everything. Jesus said this to Saint Faustina (see Diary #1146):
“Before I come as a just Judge, I first open wide the door of My mercy. He who refuses to pass through the door of My mercy must pass through the door of My justice.”
I await the Dawn in joyful expectancy. I know my awesome God is on the move. He will not let corruption and injustice prevail, nor will he abandon His faithful ones - the poor who ceaselessly cry out to Him night and day and whose countless prayers rise to the Throne of Glory. My eyes are fixed on the horizon...