The prophets of the Old Testament were desperate to awaken Israel from spiritual slumber in order to prepare for or avoid the troubled days about to come upon them. Their desperation flowed from a depth of love for God and for His people. If you read the prophets as they’re meant to be read, you can feel their grief coming through in their words.Today I understand their desperation and grief more deeply than I ever have, but I have hope. When I travel, I see a remnant—a growing remnant—longing for God. They don’t want hype. They’re tired of the show. They won’t respond to manipulation or deceit. They just want Jesus. There’s a purified hunger growing in them. They love worship and will linger in it for extended periods of time. They love the Word, they love to pray and they love one another. Their passion is growing.