So complete was the decimation, that the city vanished, forgotten, until its rediscovery at the end of the 16th century.
I can only speculate! Life was good...peaceful and prosperous. The scenery was stunning, the climate mild, and the soil fertile. Day to day life kept them busy and distracted. They assumed life would continue as it always had. Ignoring the sense of foreboding rising from within, they disciplined themselves to disregard the alarming signals that could have saved their lives. They adjusted to 'the new normal.' A few heeded the warnings, escaping just in time. Most however, managed to remain oblivious until unimaginable disaster literally rained down upon them.
"Be on guard, keep awake...stay awake...stay awake...
And what I say to you I say to all: STAY AWAKE!"
DO NOT BE A VICTIM OF DISTRACTION,
But seek Lord with your whole heart. Discern His specific direction for your life.
It is time to face the truth of our times head-on, not in fear, but in FAITH.
It is time to step foot in the waters of the Jordan,
trusting the Lord to make a way where there is no way.
"For He is the living God, enduring forever;
His Kingdom shall never be destroyed,
And His dominion shall be to the end.
He delivers and rescues;
He works signs and wonders in heaven and on earth.
He who has saved Daniel from the power of the lions."
Soli Deo Gloria