Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand;  … – Joel 2:1 and 10-11

*   *   *

Tremble, quake! It’s not enough for one person to awaken, but a call for an entire populace to respond. Even the trumpet in this passage demands many players – ye being the second-person plural. Here is nothing patient, but urgent.

And how will we be evaluated, based on our actions?

Tremble, quake!

*   *   *

 Neither was this their Case alone, for we find the Prophet Ezra meeting with a whole Assembly of them,saith he, Then were assembled unto me every one that trembled at the Words of the God of Israel. (Elizabeth Bathurst, 1655?-1685)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s