A Time to Mourn (Joel 1)


In the aftermath of what appears to be four successive locusts plagues, the land was decimated. Drought, fire, and locusts had eradicated plant life. Both domesticated and wild animals were parched for thirst and wandered aimlessly for pasture. The people began to starve. Hopelessness set in. Amidst the scene, the prophet Joel reminds us that calamity is a call to repentance.