It is like Déjà vu all over again… the quote of course comes from Yogi Berra, but it seems to be a reality in the present day situation in Ukraine.  In 1940 Russia began what is known as The Occupation of the Baltic States and for almost fifty years they occupied the countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.  And the West fumed and grumbled and refused to recognize the Soviet Occupation, but that didn’t seem to bother Russia…… much. 

And while the occupation of the Baltic States has been forgotten by most of the world it seems to be playing out again in Ukraine.

And it’s easy to think it’s simply about geography, but ultimately it’s about people.  My GreatGrandFather left Estonia as a young man so he wasn’t there for the occupation; however he lost his family in the purges that followed under Stalin and that left him devastated.

I don’t have a solution for the crisis in Ukraine any more than the leaders of the NATO nations do.  However my faith in these situations rests in the reality of God’s word, in particular Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
 Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.