Monday, January 30, 2017

The Word Is OVER

This series is inspired by the "Words From
Unity" public service announcements
that ran on television (particularly in
Kansas City) in the 1970's and 80's.
The following originally ran in a Facebook posting on April 13, 2014. I had Easter in mind at the time. But given current events and current attitudes, I feel this deserves to be the closing word.

Something to think about as we enter Holy Week -- so many people around us are trying to tell us it's over. America is over. Our freedoms are over. The economy is over. Our morals are over. Our families are over. Etc, etc, etc.

I'm over people telling me it's over. It's because they're living on a tangent of reality that's keeping them them from seeing what's NOT over. And they would notice it if they just looked up and saw it -- honestly.

GOD is a big-picture GOD. HE sees the beginning and the end, and everything between. We, however, tend to get stuck in tunnel vision, and instead of seeing everything, we will see our narrow view -- and more often, we see how rotten it is.

Is it any wonder then, when GOD sent HIS SON to us, those people who encountered HIM couldn't break out of their plane? Nahhh... can't be THE SAVIOR. THE SAVIOR wouldn't do that, wouldn't say that, wouldn't teach that. C'mon. That's not HIM. The real savior is coming to get rid of Romans, taxes, people we don't like... etc., etc., etc.

It's fascinating to me how people continue to put GOD on their side instead of getting on GOD's side, or making JESUS into their image instead of trying to be more like HIM. Or they create gods of their own: money, sex, politics -- especially politics. Liberalism and conservatism are their own religions, but that's another vent.

So what's really over? Our fear of the future, if we're right with GOD and living for HIM through accepting CHRIST. Remember, this world is not our final destination, no matter how "over" people tell you that it is. And if you look it over, honestly, you'll find where GOD is a part of it. Over here. Over there.

And in spite of us being all over ourselves and the messes we've made, GOD still gives us the chance to serve HIM over and over again and help do HIS work -- which HE didn't have to do. HE is GOD, after all. HE didn't have to send HIS SON over to us. But HE did.

So now, are things really over? Or are you just believing people who say it is rather than GOD, who tells you they aren't? (Jeremiah 29:11).

Over to you...

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