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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Human Ills as Straws in the Wind

What does it mean that God is your “rock”? How can you live this truth? (Serendipity Bible Fourth Edition, page 310).

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. (Acts 16:25).

Picture this scene – a group of people in their prime singing songs of praise.

Now picture this scene – a group of old or infirm people with a multitude of severe conditions singing songs of praise.

Which scene do you find most compelling, most challenging to your assumptions as to what is tenable? If you want to know that faith is solid, look to those in which it is the only explanation for joy. We live in a world in which physical affliction of various types can fill the atmosphere, but those afflictions are no more than straws in the wind to those filled with the love and presence of God. The other day I discussed confidence and its essential role in creativity and effectiveness. It is a mystery, really, how it all works in the brain. Likewise, the role of faith as an anchor for praise is a mystery, but its reality cannot be disputed.

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