We have been accused of self righteousness. We have been accused of judging others without authority. They even accuse us of taking joy as we turn their laughter into sobriety.
But I see they do not accuse us for the tears we shed on their behalf. They do not accuse us of having legs weakened by horrible sadness, because we understand their coming plight. They do not accuse us of praying earnestly for their sake. They accused us because they say we don’t care. But their saying has no foundation.
12 When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood, 13 and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale. 14 The sky vanished like a scroll that is being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place. 15 Then the kings of the earth and the great ones and the generals and the rich and the powerful, and everyone, slavee and free, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains, 16 calling to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb, 17 for the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?” (Revelation 6)