Mike's Musings: Finding God in conflict
I was thinking about many different things today and the one common
theme was uncertainty. When you look around the world, uncertainty os
everywhere. The situation in Ukraine is cause for alarm. The cost of most
products used by American families is on the rise. gasoline and other fuel
is getting more expensive. Where will it all end? When will things return
Since the beginning of time, uncertainty has filled the lives of all
human beings. It seems that the only thing that is constant is the change
and uncertainty the people face. When you realize that most people don't
like change and they don't like dealing with the unknown, how has
mankind survived for all these years? When you realize that change is
constant, and has been for thousands of years, it almost seems miraculous
that the world still exists.
The good news is that there is hope in the world. Our Heavenly Father
is a constant. In the world. Two thousand years ago, people were also
concerned about things going on around them. They were wondering what was
going to happen because Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross. How could
They found comfort in their faith and in the words of the
Bible. In Hebrews 13, verse 6, Jesus was quoted as saying "I will never
leave you or forsake you." Also in verse 8 we are reminded that Jesus
Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. That is good news.
Those words fill us with hope.
At this point you might be saying "I am not a Christian. I have never
accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior, so what about me?" Well, there is
more good news. Jesus still loves and wants you to accept him as your Lord
and Savior. It is so easy. Even children can and do accept Jesus as their
Savior. All a person has to do is pray for the forgiveness of your sins
Jesus to be your guide, to be your Lord and Savior. The hardest part is
setting aside your pride and admit that you are sinner. You have to admit
that you don't have everything figured out in this world. You need to
realize that there is more to follow this life and that you want Jesus
Christ to accept you into his kingdom.
In a world that is full of unknowns, why not choose the one thing that
is a sure thing? Why not become a follower of Christ and let Him guide you
through the uncertainties of everyday life? Why not take the path that
will lead you to an eternity of happiness? Jesus is waiting for everyone to
accept the life he has to offer. Don't delay. Accept the mercy and
forgiveness he is offering. Be blessed. Amen.
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