I’ll Fly Away
As I’m fond of saying, “Oh, the possibilities are endless.” And having been reminded this morning of the fact that none of us are guaranteed more time than the moment…
There are some days and then there are others. Ups and downs in life happen to most people and most of us have times when we wish we could fly away.
As I look out the sliding glass door of my office the landscape is what many would describe as dreary. The wind is attempting to blow the entire state of Iowa into the next state.
I was thinking it was Minnesota, but on second thought I don’t know what direction the wind is out of. That the wind is blowing is an understatement.
As I’m fond of saying, “Oh, the possibilities are endless.” And having been reminded this morning of the fact that none of us are guaranteed more time than the moment, I believe the words of Tiny Tim from a Christmas Carol should be on our lips. “God bless us, everyone.”
A few posts ago I ended the thoughts with the fact that non-believers should be aware and thankful that there is a God since it is our loving God that restrains Christians.
As the meme says, being a Christian doesn’t mean I’m better than you, it means that—What does it mean? I too often any more have senior moments and this is a semi-senior moment.
I truly don’t remember the rest of the meme without going to look it up. This offers the moment, however, to explore. In years past the phrase, I’m a Christian might have been looked on as if I’m better than you.
Looking is a matter of perspective and it’s good that Christians have been allowed to redefine the narrative. In decades past some might have felt holier than thou, but honest believers knew they struggled in a world of sin just as all people struggle.
Except we have the lifesaver who keeps helping, guiding, and lifting us out of Satan’s traps. There is a song, “Sin will take you farther than you want to go.”
Right is right and wrong is wrong, and those who err into wrong will suffer for it. It would be funny if it weren’t so important, that those who shout don’t judge the loudest usually have their foot in where it shouldn’t be. It’s the “Don’t pay attention to the man behind the curtain,” moment.
Being a Christian means we don’t have to try every bad habit to find which one will kill us first. We have a guide that warns us if something is habit-forming and unhealthy we shouldn’t go there.
God helps us stay away from drugs, alcohol, and sexual exploitations. At least if we will listen to him. Being a Christian means peace in times of trouble and strife.
It does not mean everything in this life will always be peachy and lovely, but we know in the end God is in control and it will work out.
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.