There’s a lot on my mind. I’m just going to bullet point these weirdos:
- I would love to fast forward to November 9th to see who wins this appalling election. At this point, I almost don’t care who wins, I just want it to be over. I know that whatever happens is what needs to happen. And, if our next president unleashes an era in which the United States ceases to be the nation our forefathers intended it to be, then it’s all a part of God’s plan.
- In relation to the above, I’ve been reading Ezekiel lately, and there’s a lot of rising and falling going on. God gives Egypt and Assyria the axe and Babylon steps in for a turn at being the most powerful of them all. It is very graphic and kind of scary to read because it reminded me that while I indeed have allegiance to my country, my country is a temporary thing. God is and always will be the one deciding who stands and who falls. And we must always trust in him before we trust any earthly rulers.
- Does the culture’s acceptance of Christian truth come and go in cycles? There was a time when the Bible was widely considered the source of ultimate truth, but these days, the culture tells us that there is no truth. Is the change a cyclical thing, though? And if so, do you think that the cycle will speed up now that we are all so very connected by technology? I should think that because ideas are communicated faster than ever before and people are obsessed with the “newest” ones, that at some point, the absence of truth will cease to be “in vogue” and everyone will want to start looking for the truth again. It’s just a thought…
- I used to feel discouraged when I thought about how obsessed young kids are with celebrities and how they live life through their phones. Can we all agree that social media is mutilating intellect and social skills? But, the other day, I stopped and considered what the world would look like if all these teens were making the most efficient use of their technology, how truly connected and informed they could all be, and all the things that they might try to accomplish. And I came to the conclusion that the petty, shallow, selfish tendencies of humanity might just be saving us from another Tower of Babel fiasco.
- The biggest thing I want for America right now is for the church to be united and unafraid to speak the truth in a gracious way…not shunning someone who is dead in their sins, but highlighting the truth with God’s love.