I haven’t had a lightning bolt moment for a little bit, so I thought I would share it here. Do you ever start to despair when you see the chaos in the world? The level of immorality and injustice within our country, the rumors of war, the increase of earthquakes and natural disasters, the looming threat of a dollar collapse to drag the entire world economy down, racial tensions, baby chop shops, a religion/ideology with world domination as its goal, national laws that suppress religious freedom as well as laws that are contrary to the moral laws of God, continual pressure by our leaders towards global governance………(second thoughts about typing a joke about breathing into a paper bag because of the hyper-sensitive micro aggression crowd that may find that offensive to people who have panic attacks)…….
It can all be a bit too much to bear. Now come on Jeff, cast your cares upon Jesus and he will bear it for you. I in no way make light of that for it is truth; see the problem is the spirit is will but the flesh is weak. I am but a man of clay, and I have a tendency to look down at the water. Will I be able to take care of my wife and children in the event of a catastrophe, what kind of future will my kids have, maybe there is coming a day where I will have to take up arms and defend my motherland, will I be carted off to jail someday for defending my King?
In all of those situations I sometimes find myself planning to maintain, rather than prosper. I want to hope for a good future, and I want to believe our dollar won’t crash, I want to think my kids will have the cookie cutter upbringing I did; but my heart doesn’t think those things are true. So it is between these two lines of reasoning that I have often found myself paralyzed. Go on with things as they are status quo work a job, plan for retirement, cast my vote and hope for the best; or go full-blown prepper mode and preach America’s doomed.
Insert Epiphany Here
JESUS DID GOOD WORKS ALL THE WAY TO THE CROSS
That is pretty basic for an epiphany I guess, but the impact of that simple statement for me is revitalizing. I am free to live in that beautiful example. He knew the outcome. He knew that he had a date with a savage end. He went on healing and blessing and glorifying God in spite of it all. You see, it doesn’t matter if the end of the world is now, or in 5000 years. We have an example of how to live. Expect the world to hate you and sabotage you, but love them anyway. When you are facing certain doom and perilous times, praise God. In so doing you fulfill the Law of Christ and glorify God.
With that being said, get out there and love somebody who’s done you wrong. Keep warm, use the igniter.
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