Reflecting on Chaos – Part 1

Surely it is not just me that thinks our world is moving more and more toward chaos and the very un-structuring of order. The insane practice of people texting while driving, for instance; we should not have to pass a law to try to stop such ridiculous activity. Where is the common sense to keep your eyes on the road? People want to out law guns to stop gun violence when the facts show that crime is higher in gun-free zones; friends it is a matter of the heart, not of guns! We have traded all thought of proper discipline in the home and school for forms that do not work, and then wonder why our kids are disruptive and fight authority. Our teachers are not supported by parents nor school administrators; they have their hands tied, the kids know it and throw gas on the fire. In business (speaking from experience), people demand un-obtainable perfection with unreasonable time frames, and then bring law suits when the impossible is not delivered ahead of schedule. I could go on, but I think you get the point with these few examples. What do these things have in common? We will investigate in the coming days.

Strive for peace and order…look for a blessing this day!

Problems? We will get to the other side!

We all have “storms” in our lives, problems and pains. The “storms of life” come against us all. Jesus chose the disciples for a grand purpose; He would not allow them to drown in the Sea of Galilee…read Mark 4:35-41. Furthermore, Jesus had a purpose for the group to get into the boat. The purpose was NOT to drown in the middle of the Sea of Galilee, but to get to the other side. So, why do you suppose these seasoned fishermen, familiar with the storms on the Sea of Galilee, were so upset that they thought they were going to drown? They forgot who they were traveling with! The Lord Jesus would not allow them to drown; they had nothing to worry about. So let me ask you, who are you traveling with? Jesus can and will calm the “storms in your life”, all you need to do is to get into the boat with Him! Amen.