Saturday, July 29, 2006

Trust: Full of Headaches or Hope?


Yesterday while I walked all across Blogland during the big Home Tour, I came across a Christian woman who was all in a dither. She had bees in her bonnet because of the current Mid-East crisis, and she was troubled and upset that all the rest of us in Blogland were not troubled and upset. She'd visited some of us and scoffed that we were speaking of trivial things, instead, and now she was feeling more sick than ever because of us.

And ok, there is that... There is choosing to view Life that way...to live that way... and looking at all the rest of us as clueless morons if we don't choose to get sick with worry. And there is such a thing as believing one is more spiritual if one always has a headache, a heartache and an I'll-take-you-down sermon.

And if that's your idea of being truly spiritual, well, go for it. Go in God.

But as for me and my house, we will lift our head because our redemption draws nigh... more nigh than ever before. We will not dash around in panic just because the world is going exactly according to plan as written in the Bible... and we will use these times to get out our Bibles and read them for God's perspective...

...we will pray for Jerusalem and all those who stand against her... We will give money and aid and comfort and hope wherever God leads us ... We will trust that God is just as mighty and in-control as He ever was, even in 2006...

... and we will, in these very troubled times, draw closer to God than ever before and in so doing, we will come away refreshed, renewed, hopeful and excited about the days in which we are living--days when one can see all of History being brought to an adventurous close...

... and in drawing closer to God, we will laugh and trust as children walking beside their Father with their hand in His... and full of real trust, we'll sing down paths with His joy unspeakable and full of glory...

... and keep on singing, even when we've discovered--oh my!--we've stepped across the very threshold of Light-filled Heaven.

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