“You too will become drunk; you will go into hiding and seek refuge from the enemy.” Nahum 3:11
Ninevah was a great city in Assyria. Historically, it was the largest city in the world for about 50 years in the late 500 BC period. Even great and powerful cities like this have their heyday and eventually fall. Nothing lasts forever. It may last for many generations but not forever. When we think about our issues or problems, we tend to think that they are a big deal, but they aren’t really. We are but grains of sand in a huge beach. It’s hard to imagine how God cares for us, so many of us, individually and personally, knowing that there are millions that came ahead of us and millions that will come after us. How can we consider the significance of our lives from this perspective? I’m glad that God put in the Bible “Even the hairs on your head are numbered. So do not be afraid, you are worth more than many sparrows.” (Matthew 10:30) Mysteriously, irrationally, unfathomably, God cares for us. And everyone else. Nothing stays the same, except the power of God’s love through the generations to heal, to comfort, to transform, and to redeem.