Friday, October 30, 2015

October Surprises


Folks, it’s been a scary crazy month… 

While Hillary and the media covered the crap in Benghazi, Putin kicked the poo out of ISIS in Syria.  

Stranger even still: For the first time in the history of the universe the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals in the postseason (at least now we know what that whole “Blood Moons” thingy was about).  

And to top it all off Glamour Magazine gave “woman of the year” honors to a guy named Bruce Gender—no!—I mean Jenner.
 
 
Yes, these are mind-bending times. How does one mentally and morally stay the course with winds of change such as these? To mix metaphors: How shall we stand on such shifting sand?
 
Well, I think the answer must be that we have to find something or someone unaffected by cultural gales or social erosions, something or someone constant and stable—yet relevant—that can serve as a true guide or fixed focal point. It is my firm conviction that there is nothing or no one better suited for this than Jesus Christ.
 
Confusion is nothing new. Knowing the perturbations of life that all people in all ages must endure, Jesus alone offers the intellectual, moral, and spiritual security humans need and crave. He says,
Everyone who hears these words of Mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash. (Matthew 7:24-27)
 
Undoubtedly thinking of these inimitable words of Jesus, C.S. Lewis observed, “There are lots of nice things you can do with sand: but do not try building a house on it.”
 
Everyone’s “house” is built on something. Friend, upon what are you building yours?
 

2 comments:

  1. My house, my literal house is built on sand. I love the layout, but do worry about the stability.

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    1. Yeah...I live like 3 doors down so let's pray that whole "rising floods" and "damaging winds" thing doesn't come around. :)

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