Troy Adventist® Church

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The Reckoning

For every victim who has been silenced and not believed, I am sorry. For every victim who has been falsely accused and had their good name drug through the mud, I am sorry.Ā 

Discerning the truth can be complicated, especially in polarized times. Sometimes the most honest thing we can say is, "I don't know everything, but I care." To care is to be CAREFUL, to listen thoughtfully and engage with empathy, realizing our own assumptions may be wrong.

The biblical advice is to seek truth with the tension of an honest humility. Seek Justice. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly.

Humans can get things wrong. Sometimes the people in prison should not be. Sometimes their character has been slandered. They have been falsely accused in the worst of ways. God knows. They can take comfort that there will be a reckoning. Their name and integrity will be restored.

Sometimes rapists and murders walk free. Their victims look on in disbelief and wonder "How is this possible" "Can I say anything" "Why don't people believe me?" But their will be a reckoning. God knows. He has seen your anguish and has heard your cry:

"I can see the storm descending on the hill tonight
Tall trees are bending to your will tonight
Let the mighty bow down
At the thundering sound of your voice

I can hear the howling wind and feel the rain tonight
Every drop a prophet in your name tonight
And the words that they sing
They are washing me clean, but

How long until this curtain is lifted?
How long is this the song that we sing?
How long until the reckoning?

And I know you hear the cries of every soul tonight
You see the teardrops as they roll tonight
Down the faces of saints
Who grow weary and faint in your fields

And the wicked roam the cities and the streets tonight
But when the God of love and thunder speaks tonight
Down the faces of saints
Who grow weary and faint in your fields

And the wicked roam the cities and the streets tonight
But when the God of love and thunder speaks tonight
I believe You will come

Your justice be done, but how long?

You are holiness and grace
You are fury and rest
You are anger and love
You curse and you bless
You are mighty and weak
You are silence and song
You are plain as the day
But you have hidden your face--
For how long? How long?

And I am standing in the stillness of the reckoning
The storm is past and rest is beckoning
Mighty God, how I fear you
How I long to be near you, O Lord

How long until the burden is lifted?
How long is this the song that we sing?
How long until the reckoning?
And I know that I don't know what I'm asking
But I long to look you full in the face
I am ready for the reckoning

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