Sunday, June 28, 2009

Just Thinking

I took a ride around the back yard the other day and just did some thinking. Life hasn't changed much since the beginning of time. Mankind has never just "gotten along." Cain got jealous and killed his brother Abel, and that was a long time ago. Since then men have been fighting and messing up on a daily basis. Our technology shrinks our world and we are too aware of what is happening all around us. We can't stand reality, so we create reality which in reality is not reality. No wonder beer sales are up. Just pick any point in history and dive in. Be sure and have your shower ready for use when you decide to come up for air. Not even the diversions we create to take our minds off of the lie that we are "making progress" are free from scandal. Left alone to our own devises we would disintegrate. How has our young nation managed to survive and prosper for these few hundred years? Well, I submit that individuals in this nation from the beginning to the present have acknowledged a power higher than themselves and have had the good sense to seek guidance. And, to the degree that we collectively have recognized our own shortcomings and have been humble enough not to follow our "gut" instincts but instead have followed a higher calling, we have been blessed. I highly recommend that we look upward instead of inward for our salvation. God has a plan. He showed it to us in the person of Jesus Christ. My bible says Christ is the only way to God. Did you ever wish you had the answer in a multiple choice test ahead of time? God gave it to you. The world is giving us all of those other ridiculous answers. Just circle the one with the name of Jesus Christ next to it. My old horse occasionally spooks and tries jump out from under me. I have to rein him in. I'm the same way. God reins me in on a daily basis. I hope you have a great Sunday pondering the World as a whole.

If you haven't found something strange during the day, it hasn't been much of a day.
John A. Wheeler