2 Chronicles 7:14, NIV: if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

It is a very good thing that God has a strong hand; for it will indeed take His strength to uproot His children from this world when the time of His rapture has come. It would be interesting to see a picture representing our rootedness in the world. We would see some whose roots barely scathe the surface; while others, like stubborn weeds, have roots that sink deep into the things of this world, and hold strong. When Jesus comes to call His people home, how many do you think will be found so rooted in their own desires in this world, compared to those whose roots are weaved within the Word of God? Imagine what we could do if Godís people were rooted in Him. Imagine how the Church could impact the world. It is unfortunate that we have so much of the world on us, that what there is of Godís Word in us cannot be seen. It is unfortunate that we are so rooted in this world, that we have become so much a part of it, that we are stuck and look no different from those who are lost.