When suddenly comes, there’s usually very little time if any, to prepare ourselves for its swift advance. By very definition, “suddenly” carries with it an air of unexpectedness and yet at the same time, its approach is not without discernable signs for those with eyes to see. On 25th January 2019, a mining dam that sat above Brumadinho—a large town in southeast Brazil, suddenly collapsed, unleashing a tidal wave of waste and mud that engulfed homes, businesses, and residents in its path. It killed more than 250 people and has been dubbed one of the deadliest mining accidents in Brazilian history. Though this disaster ensued suddenly and without warning, experts say that it wasn’t a surprise. All the elements of a potential catastrophe had been present, and the warning signs overlooked for years!
Amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic, God is speaking to His people and calling them to get ready for His soon return! This is no time to slumber and no time to give heed to baseless conspiracy theories. It’s time to set our eyes towards the heavens and to ensure that we are found with oil in reserve. “Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame” (Rev. 16:15).