…Where is our David?

March 15, 2014  

1 Samuel 17 :48- 50 48 “As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. 49 Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground.

50 So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him.”

Saturday is a day for people to congregate in the town square and talk about ‘what’ is happening.  Seems there is a lot of confusion and misinformation floating around the streets.  Government officials aren’t communicating effectively and the right hand doesn’t necessarily know how the left hand feels about what is happening, or appears to be happening.  As the situation unfolds in Crimea, we sit watching and wondering how or if this is going to effect us.  The news talked about the lawlessness and chaos on the streets of Crimea.  People aren’t sure ‘who’ is military, and the strong hold outs are that it is NOT Russia, but some band of disgruntled Ukrainian citizens going by the title of ‘separatists’, which in time will just disband.  In our town, the banks are closed, and food prices are high.  I spoke with a friend who lives in Crimea, where the first insurgents illegally invaded sovereign Ukraine, they report to me that things are extremely uncertain for them.  As a couple, one is a Ukrainian, the other a foreigner.  They do not want to move.  They have a ministry helping orphans, and they have been established in the area for over 10 years.  To just pick up and move isn’t that easy, in addition to their children, aren’t legally adopted as of yet.  They were told by the new ‘officials’, ‘sure you may leave, but the children, they will remain here.’  Leaving ‘their’ 4 children behind wasn’t an option they wanted to think about.  Remaining in what appears to be hostile ‘russian’ territory, doesn’t seem to be the answer either.  With each day, new laws are birthed,  and somewhat like the Philistines people are waiting and watching to see who is going to step forward and try and stop the ‘Goliath’, but unfortunately, it is more like watching ‘this’ Goliath take what was once Ukraine.  It’s difficult at best, but the knowledge that this may be moving north to Donetsk region seems only impending. 

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