Brian W. Carter (Courtesy photo)

Do you know what time it is? No, not temporal, but what time it is in the Earth?

Right now, much is happening as we have seen an almost rebirth of the civil rights movement in the midst of a global pandemic.

We are seeing people mobilize for racial justice and equality, not just in the United States, but around the world. In the midst of seeing so many people, of all races, calling for an end to systemic racism, something has been pointed out to me more than once — time.

“And Jesus answered and said unto them, ‘take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

[“For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.]

“All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” Matthew 24: 4-14

In brackets is Matthews 24:7 — where we are right now on Earth. The fact that this verse has been coming up a lot is not a coincidence, but the Lord speaking to us all.

It’s time to turn our eyes upon Jesus and find our purpose in Him alone. The Lord has a plan for each and every human being on this planet, but it’s our choice to seek Him out and find out for ourselves.

As we seek justice, racial equality and ending systemic racism, ask the Lord about how to go about it. God is justice, love and righteousness personified — we can’t know any of these things without knowing Him.

Time, according to the Bible, is telling us where we are and we have to decide where we stand when it comes to Jesus — now.