"REJOICE!" Do you feel like rejoicing today? Is it a feeling or a decision? As I watch the chaos of our culture, I tend to feel more like the writer of Psalm 90. "Life is 70 years or 80 for those who are strong. And most of these are emptiness and pain." Rejoicing must surely be more of a decision than a feeling.
The divisions in our country, and in the world, run deep. We can't agree on the election. Who won? It depends upon who you ask. We can't agree about the virus. We can't agree about protocols to address the virus. We can't agree about the vaccine. Is it dangerous? Is it a plot to affect my DNA? Is it made from aborted fetuses? We can't agree about what's worthy of investigating in the federal government and what is not. On and on it goes. I watch this chaos and then I am told to "REJOICE!" It is a good reminder to be rooted in the Lord and not in the world.
I hope we continue to reach out and care for our neighbor as best as we can under the circumstances. We have many troubling issues in today's society. I saw the following question asked today on social media:
Who is going to flatten these curves?!
6. Domestic Abuse
7. Child Abuse
9. The destruction and permanent closure of small businesses
Stay strong in the Lord. "REJOICE!"