It is enough, stay now Thy hand.
2 Samuel 24:16
Thou art now seeing meet in Thine adorable providence, to read aloud to us, as a nation, solemn lessons of rebuke and judgment. We acknowledge anew that are sins are the fruitful cause of national calamities. Instead of wondering at these vials of Thy wrath, we have rather reason to wonder and be amazed that Thou hast forborne so long - that Thou hast been so slow to deal out merited retribution. LORD, listen to our fervent supplications for Thy returning favor; avert further calamity. Let us fall into the hands of God, for great are His mercies. Do Thou say to the destroying angel, as He is even hovering around us, "It is enough, stay now Thy hand." May this national chastisement lead us to national repentance.
- J.R. Mc Duff DD