Sunday, February 9, 2020

Outside in the World

I sit here a little broken in my small pink world.   Outside there are scary things.  Our once great nation is imploding.  We are scared of small things that we need to see under a microscope.  There are some who wonder what will become of us.  There are some who wonder why this is all happening. 

The legend says that it was Pandora who let out all of the evil out of the box.  We know it was Eve.  You will tell me it is all story.  Is it?  We must live and die by something.  This is the something that I choose.  Sin has entered our world and now we must deal with its repercussions.  So... I watch and I live in my small world.  I am thankful that I am older. My tenure on this world is limited.  I pray for my children.  I pray for when they stay.  I have been eating Doritos.  I have eaten the candy.  I think about what I plan on leaving.  I keep writing.  I write in my neat penmanship.  I point them to Jesus because they will want to know what I think when I'm not around.  Prayer and writing. 

What of this world? I am asked.  A wise man gave me this advice: Pray. Listen. Act.  I pass on this advice.  If you don't know what to do.  If you do know what to do but it's hard.  Pray- talk to God.  Tell Him everything.  Tell Him the truth about what you are scared of.  He already knows.  What does it matter.  Listen to hear what He has to tell you.  Then act.  Write to the soldiers who are on the front lines.  Tell someone you are praying for them.  Be kind.  Forgive.  What if your little good in your world puts out a fire somewhere else? What if your quiet prayer saves a person who saves many?  I don't know.  I don't have all of the answers. 

Whatever you are doing; wherever you are going, pray.  Pray for the scary things.  Pray for the people who are faced with the scary things.  I don't know if you can hear me.  There is every possibility that my tiny voice is not enough.  It will never be enough.  I'll pray anyway.  Please know that you are not alone in the scary things.  There is a big God that will stand with you.  Believe.  Please, it is better than drowning in nothing.  That's all for now.  Believe.  Then maybe you can start praying for someone else. 

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