HOWDY! “In Times Like These”

(Audio for Driving)

The Bible promises everything we need as believers.  God calls us “His Chosen People”.
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”(Colossians 3:12)  While the world panics and spins out-of-control, we who have the Hope Eternal, must stay calm.  I have no problem with ‘wash-your-hands’, since I do that regularly.  I do miss a hug now and then, but since I do not wish to wear a mask, I shall refrain.  I do seem to be among the most susceptible to anything that attacks the respiratory system, therefore it is with constant care, I shall overcome this travail.  If you really want to know the depth of my concern it has to do with sports and worship.  My heart goes out to those athletes who are suddenly in a holding pattern and as I watched Pastor Jeffries sermon on the tube last Sunday, I was interested in how First Baptist Dallas would look when limited to 500 in a huge worship center.  They did a great job when many more than that number showed up. They opened every center they had and kept within the law.  What interested me most was Pastor Jeffries continuation of the Tribulation series from the Book of Revelation.  He had watched a movie called, “Contagion” the week prior and was interested in how that story depicted just how people responded to a make-believe tragedy that really was close to the one we are experiencing now.  He thought of the way people responded and compared it to the way people were behaving now.  He shared just how, years ago when the world was at war with Germany and Japan, just how people calmly accepted ‘Rationing’ simply because our military needed more than we did as they sacrificed their lives for our freedom.  Pastor Jeffries said, “I couldn’t help but compare what was happening back then, when people calmly accepted what was the right thing to do, as I watched people fighting over toilet paper at Walmart!   What has happened to America?”  

That’s a very good question.  What?  Is it because there are just too many of us who have lost compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience?  If that’s how “Christians” behave, what does that say about this ‘Christian Nation’, today?   We should be ashamed, donchaknow. Really.

And that’s what I get from My box of chocolates.     AMEN

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