As you have likely noticed I typically don't plan my blogs. I write them. Sometimes I have an idea or thought that I want to develop and that gives me a starting point. Sometimes I just write. It certainly is never my intention to drag us down or to make us feel even worse about the situation we find ourselves in today. I do not see it as hopeless. Not even in the least bit. I do see our need of God and a need to see His revival in our land more and more every day. I recently read the heartfelt testimony of a missionary friend who works in very remote islands. One particular situation got his attention. The people were in abject poverty. Yet, the tribal leaders lived so much better than the poor among them. The leaders constantly abused their power to secure for themselves any food or provisions that could help others. The missionary said it suddenly dawned on him. What could change this situation? Only God and the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ! When people get saved they are changed by the power of God. When leaders get saved they are changed by the power of God. The missionary team ministered to the physical needs of these people as best they could but he came away knowing that only a change of heart brought on by the power of God can bring hope to this hopeless situation. Somehow that testimony resonated with me and it also connected into my thoughts about the needs of our own nation.
Well, okay. Let me see if I can find something else to talk about. I read a few funnies that might cheer us up. ~ What do you do when you wake up and find yourself surrounded by a lion, a giraffe, and an elephant? Sober up and get off of that carousel! ~ Did you know that for every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness? ~ I heard about a young lady who sent her photo to the lonely hearts club. They returned the photo and said they were not that lonely. ~ A man was charged with murder for killing someone with sandpaper. He loudly proclaimed his innocence, saying he only meant to rough him up a bit. ~ It seems that every story worth repeating ends with the proverbial, "Let us never mention this again." ~ We've reached the age where it is actually easier to forgive your enemies than to figure out how to limit their access to your Facebook page. ~ Failed relationships are like algebra, people end up looking at their X and wondering Y. ~ The military recently discovered a soldier who had somehow become addicted to mustard gas. They called him a seasoned veteran. ~ I did not say these would not stink up the place. But, that's the best I could do, on short notice. I do hope that you and yours will have a most wonderful rest of the day and that we all will seek God and His help, for us, and for this great nation that we love. Amen. .....More later.