Not much sleep last night. In the midst of the uneasiness sparked by pondering where we’re at, how we got here, and what the future holds, I tried to put it all as best I could within the context of the larger story that’s been unfolding since the creation of the world.
I thought about the responsibilities of parents, grandparents, and youth workers.
I was reminded of this. . .
“When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do? The Lord is in his holy temple;the Lord is on his heavenly throne.” – Psalm 11:3,4
And as I pondered the light-hearted flow of banter on social media, both during and after the debate, I wonder if the gravity of it all is being overlooked as a result of our ignorance, arrogance, and entitlement. Increasingly, I’m convinced that someday soon, the lights will come on. And when they do, we will see what we’ve been doing to ourselves all this time we’ve been laughing and lazily enjoying life while living in the dark.
And when that moment comes, we’ll quickly realize it’s neither funny or benign.
Our greatest diligence should be invested in constantly preaching the Gospel to ourselves and to our children. . . the Gospel that speaks to every nook and cranny of life. It is only with eyes opened to realities much bigger than this current season or this country that we will be able to process what’s happening with any kind of seriousness/clarity, know how to respond, and see our way through with hope. . . .
(Thank you David Arms for your “Be Still and Know” painting).